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ISSN (Print) 2013-8423 - ISSN (Online) 2013-0953
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  • Green human resource management, green supply chain management, green
           lifestyle: Their effect on business sustainability mediated by digital

    • Authors: Retnopurwani Setyaningrum, Muafi Muafi
      Pages: 1 - 26
      Abstract: Purpose: This study aims to empirically test and analyze the role of Green Human Resource Management (GHRM) and Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and Green Lifestyle on business sustainability mediated by digital skills.Design/Methodology: This study involved logistics managers at manufacturing companies in DKI Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia. It is because these two provinces have the largest manufacturing companies in Indonesia. From a late survey, the researchers obtained data from 250 questionnaires that were distributed. Then from all the data, there were 218 data that could be processed for further analysis. This study utilized the Structural Equation Model (SEM) analysis technique with AMOS 24 software in the data testing process.Findings: This study has confirmed a number of findings including: With the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Green Human Resources Management (GRHM) and Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) are needed in Business Sustainability. GSCM has a positive effect on Business Sustainability (BS). Indonesia is also facing a revolution of 4.0 and 5.0, and Green Human Resources Management (GHRM) practice has an influence on BS and is deemed having significant and positive effect. In addition, manufacturing companies support the practice of green environment so that Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) practice needs Digital Skill (DS) in enhancing its performance. Also, it has been proven in this research that GSCM has positive and significant effect. Digital Skill (DS), however, has no direct effect on Business Sustainability (BS).Research Limitation/Implications: This study focuses on the scope of green human resource management, green supply chain management, and green lifestyle and their impact on business sustainability mediated by digital skills. The next study is expected to examine the concept of green human resource management in service companies in order to obtain unique findings and confirm the relevance of the green human resource management concept in various business phenomena.Originality/value: This study explains the concept of Green Human Resource Management (GHRM), Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and Green Lifestyle (GL) towards Business Sustainability (BS) which is a different concept from the concept of Human Resource Management (HRM) implemented in manufacturing companies. In addition, this study discusses the green supply chain in its influence on business sustainability. Also, this study explains the role of the concept of Digital Skills (DS) in influencing Business Sustainability (BS).Practical and Social Implication: This study is expected to be a reference for practitioners, especially in the fields of Green Human Resource Management (GHRM), Green Lifestyle (GL), and Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) in improving Business Sustainability (BS). Furthermore, the concept of green human resource management can be used by organizations as an effective alternative to increase responsibility in increasing business sustainability. Digital skills have a very significant role in implementing the research model.
      PubDate: 2023-02-14
      DOI: 10.3926/jiem.4152
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2023)
  • The impacts of middle managers' ambidexterity, continuous
           improvement, and organizational agility on business performance: A
           knowledge-based view

    • Authors: Firdaus Alamsjah, Muhammad Asrol
      Pages: 27 - 53
      Abstract: Purpose: Using the knowledge-based view as the theoretical lens, this study aims to assess the effect of middle managers’ ambidexterity, continuous improvement and organizational agility on the business performance within the manufacturing and service industries.Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative survey was carried out using questionnaire whose data were collected from 197 middle managers’ responses collected in 2021. Structural Equation Modeling was used to analyze the direct and mediation relationships.Findings: The results demonstrated that the relationship between middle managers’ ambidexterity and business performance was insignificant but fully mediated by continuous improvement capacity and organizational agility. In both manufacturing and service sectors, our research also confirmed that middle managers have an important role in building continuous improvement capacity and organizational agility. The interchange between exploration and exploitation capabilities is an important competency that today’s middle managers should have.Originality/value: This study is amongst the first to investigate the phenomenon of middle managers’ ambidexterity in both manufacturing and service sectors from the knowledge-based view theory. The new knowledge is generated from the in-depth investigation of how middle managers interchangeably use their exploiting and exploring capabilities to achieve their business performances.
      PubDate: 2023-02-14
      DOI: 10.3926/jiem.4610
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2023)
  • The smart supply chain: A conceptual cyclic framework

    • Authors: Nuria Perales Prieto, María Luz Martín-Peña
      Pages: 54 - 77
      Abstract: Purpose: The objective of this work is to analyze the state of the art of the smart supply chain (SSC) research. Given the pace of current technological change, there is a need to analyze the new features of the SSC, related to digital technologies and the incorporation of services.Design/methodology/approach: A systematic review of the literature is addressed, analyzing the latest studies on the subject. This methodology allows proposing a conceptualization of the SSC and incorporate new elements of analysis.Findings: The results show that much of the innovation and instrumentalization of supply chains involves incorporating digital services to expand their functionalities, especially in terms of agility and connectivity. The servitization of supply chains is therefore a key new feature.  Put in relation to other characteristics identified in the literature, a cycle of continuous improvement is proposed as a conceptual structure for the SSC.Originality/value: This study contributes to strengthening the theoretical foundations of SSCs and serves as a guide for researchers and practitioners.
      PubDate: 2023-02-15
      DOI: 10.3926/jiem.4018
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2023)
  • Investigating the relationship between green supply chain purchasing
           practices and firms’ performance

    • Authors: Luísa Pinto
      Pages: 78 - 101
      Abstract: Purpose: This research aims to investigate which are the green purchasing practices that Portuguese manufacturing companies have been using and the relationship with company overall performance. This paper focuses on green-purchasing practices, such as green products, green suppliers, environmental collaboration with suppliers, green packaging, and reverse logistics, to ensure sustainable practices in the supply chain, and the influence of those practices on firm’s performance was investigated from the perspective of managers perception.Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative approach was adopted, based on eight case studies. Data was collected from semi-structured interviews with procurement managers from Portuguese manufacturing industry and from reports, websites and companies’ internal documentation. To analyze the impact of green purchasing practices on company overall performance a conceptual model was proposed.Findings: The results support three out of five propositions of this research, and evidence reveals that green purchasing practices improves company overall performance. Provides evidence that the implementation of those practices positively influences overall company performance, it also identifies the most frequent green purchasing practices that may help businesses in adopting environmental initiatives.Research limitations/implications: While the sample included organizations from several economic sectors, it was based on just a sample of eight case studies and the findings may not be valid in different sectors. This research focuses on green procurement from a country's perspective, which reduces the ability to generalize the findings to other countries.Practical implications: Managers might utilize the results of this study to develop and implement green purchasing practices and enhance organizations' overall performance via their adoption.Social implications: This research contributes to the current discussion in green supply chain literature.Originality/value: This study contributes to the existing body of research on the effects of implementing green purchasing practices into the procurement function.
      PubDate: 2023-02-15
      DOI: 10.3926/jiem.3686
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2023)
  • Lean healthcare: Improving surgical process indicators through
           prioritization projects

    • Authors: Marc Sales, Rodolfo De Castro, Anna Ochoa de Echagüen Aguilar, Vicenç Martinez Ibáñez
      Pages: 102 - 114
      Abstract: Purpose: Implementing process management methodology through Lean Management and Design Thinking provides a new way to manage surgical blocks, maximize efficiency and adapt to the high variability of demand. This article presents our experience of implementing a set of improvement actions within the surgical process in the context of Lean Healthcare Processes. The project involved a total of 900 healthcare professionals over a 3-year period (2017-2019) and has impacted over 38,000 surgical patients each year at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain.The purpose of this article is to present a set of improvement projects within the surgical process and show the indicators that monitor its evolution. These projects have been implemented successfully in a hospital with high surgical complexity and indicate how health care professionals and process engineers can work together as a team to improve healthcare resources.Design/methodology/approach: To evaluate the effectiveness of the actions presented, we propose a series of standardized indicators showing how our findings increase the efficiency of the surgical process. We also indicate Lean projects that can reduce patient waiting times and increase capacity. Below is a management model for the surgical process that considers industrial production criteria such as resource planning, optimizing the use of operating rooms and professionals' time and generating the best surgery combinations.Findings: Projects that have increased efficiency in the surgical block the most have been standardized and converted into a model of action. This is designed to adapt to any level of complexity within the hospital process. The set of improvement projects has been divided into 6 stages: Programming, Material logistics process, pre-surgical stage, intra-surgical stage, post-surgical stage and transversal projects; each affecting a different area of the general hospital (not only the surgical unit). Furthermore, a visual flow chart was designed using the results of the project.Findings from the study have led to a 15% increase in surgical capacity without the need for new resources. The average hospital stay also dropped from 7.2 days to 4.1 days. The flow vision in the care process improves the experience of both patients and health care professionals, who see their participation as part of the whole health care process.Research limitations/implications: the projects were mainly developed at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. Although several of these projects have been carried out in other hospitals in Spain by the same team of process engineers, results may be biased when the team provides support within its own process department, compared to when it supports the local team in another hospital temporarily.Another important limitation is that it takes several months to implement and consolidate the improvement projects and demonstrate improved indicators in a sustainable way over time. This matrix of projects is more than a specific action, a cultural change with the entire surgical department.Originality/value: This study sets out a proposed practical example of applying surgery management tools in the surgical process. Our proposal can offer hospital managers and surgical coordinators an orderly, streamlined project guide for overall surgical performance indicators.The main results from developing the model include the degree of satisfaction shown by healthcare professionals and the determined commitment from the center’s management team to promote process management using Lean methodology. This commitment continued despite the challenges of shifting the organizational structure towards process management, which is a complex task requiring a period of adaptation and learning.Healthcare management has always prioritized increasing surgical patient safety and satisfaction. Patient flows are increased and resources used more efficiency by shifting the focus to the patient and the processes gone through during their hospital stay. This improvement project provides us with the best example of Lean methodology implementation if reinvested in bettering healthcare. This in turn increases the value perceived by patients, which is the ultimate purpose of the process.
      PubDate: 2023-03-03
      DOI: 10.3926/jiem.4628
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2023)
  • Save it for a rainy day! Lean strategies for cost saving: The role of Lean

    • Authors: Norhana Mohd Aripin, Gusman Nawanir, Suhaidah Hussain
      Pages: 115 - 130
      Abstract: Purpose: This study investigates the effect of lean implementation on production cost reduction and the moderating role of lean manufacturing maturity.Design/methodology/approach: This study employed a cross-sectional survey, of which the samples were drawn using a cluster sampling procedure from 151 middle and top-level management of medium and large manufacturing companies gathered from the Federation of Manufacturers Malaysia (FMM). Data were analyzed using the PLS-SEM approach through SmartPLS4 software.Findings: The result revealed that lean implementation does not leverage production cost reduction as the lean journey requires long-term orientation, which finally leads to valid cost reduction. The moderating role of lean manufacturing maturity was significant and positive in the relationship between lean manufacturing implementation and production cost reduction.Research limitations/implications: Future research should include longitudinal settings as this study is cross-sectional, and future research might put the present model to the test in multiple industries and regions, including a cross-country comparison to improve the generalizability of the findings. Additionally, further studies could extend this study using a mixed-method approach.Practical implications: By offering a holistic perspective, this study expands the existing literature, contributes to knowledge of integrated lean implementation and supports the management in planning their path towards cost-cutting performance.Originality/value: This study answers the inconclusive finding between lean implementation and operational performance in terms of production cost reduction. The study contributes to the body of knowledge and, most importantly, to the practitioners in planning their lean journey.
      PubDate: 2023-03-13
      DOI: 10.3926/jiem.4567
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2023)
  • Hospital energy demand forecasting for prioritisation during periods of
           constrained supply

    • Authors: Megashnee Munsamy, Arnesh Telukdarie, Takeru Igusa, Marietta M Squire
      Pages: 131 - 149
      Abstract: Purpose: Sustaining healthcare operations without adequate energy capacity creates significant challenges, especially during periods of constrained energy supply. This research develops a clinical and non-clinical activity-based hospital energy model for electrical load prioritization during periods of constrained energy supply.Design/methodology/approach: Discrete event modelling is adopted for development of the hospital energy model (HEM). The basis of the HEM is business process mapping of the hospitals clinical and non-clinical activities. The model prioritizes the electrical load demand as Priority 1, 2 and 3; with Priority 1 activities essential to the survival of patients, Priority 2 activities are critical activities that are required after one to four hours, and Priority 3 activities can run for several hours without electricity.Findings: The model was applied to a small, medium, and large hospital. The results demonstrate that Priority 2 activities have the highest energy demand, followed by Priority 1 and Priority 3 activities, respectively for all hospital sizes. For the medium and large hospitals, the top three contributors to energy demand are lighting, HVAC, and patient services. For the small hospital, it is patient services, lighting, and HVAC, respectively.Research limitations/implications: The model is specific to hospitals but can be modified for other healthcare facilities.Practical implications: The resolution of the electrical energy demand down to the business activity level, enables hospitals to evaluate current practices for optimization. It facilitates multiple energy supply scenarios, enabling hospital management to conduct feasibility studies based on available power supply optionsSocial implications: Improved planning of capital expenditure and operational budgets and during constrained energy supply. This reduces risk to hospitals and ensures consistent quality of service.  Originality/value: Current hospital energy models are limited, especially for operations management under constrained energy supply. A simple to use model is proposed to assist in planning of activities based on available supply.
      PubDate: 2023-03-13
      DOI: 10.3926/jiem.4229
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2023)
  • A comparative analysis review of digital transformation stage in
           developing countries

    • Authors: Tining Haryanti, Nur Aini Rakhmawati, Apol Pribadi Subriadi
      Pages: 150 - 167
      Abstract: Purpose: Digital Transformation (DX) is a phenomenon that must be addressed properly so that its benefits can be optimized. Slow adaptation to DT leads to the destruction of the industry and threatens its sustainability.  This article reveals significant insights in describing the trend of DX stages, especially in developing countries.Design/methodology/approach: Based on a comparative analysis of research related to DX in developing countries in reputable journals, more than 900 articles that reviewed DX. By conducting a strict and thorough screening of DX stages in developing countries, especially on the topic of Information Systems, 60 relevant articles were obtained.Findings: DX barriers in phase 1 comprise the fact that access and infrastructure are starting to be bridged, but not completely. DX barriers in developed countries have shifted predominantly from stage 1 to stage 2. More than 80 of the revealed indicators contribute to the success of DX in developing countries. In addition, this article also discusses various future research opportunities and essential indicators that intersect in stages 1, 2, and 3.Originality/value: DX barriers in developed countries have shifted predominantly from stage 1 to stage 2. More than 80 of the revealed indicators contribute to the success of DX in developing countries.
      PubDate: 2023-03-24
      DOI: 10.3926/jiem.4576
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2023)
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