A Big Data Analytics-driven Lean Six Sigma framework for enhanced green performance: a case study of chemical company

Amine Belhadi, Sachin S. Kamble, Angappa Gunasekaran, Karim Zkik, Dileep Kumar M, Fatima Ezahra Touriki

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The advent of new technologies alongside the generation of the vast amount of data in the manufacturing processes makes Green Lean Six Sigma (GLSS) approaches very challenging. This paper presents a novel framework termed ‘BDA-GLSS’ that guides companies to effectively integrate Big Data Analytics (BDA) in GLSS to improve their environmental performance. The BDA-GLSS framework is validated using an industrial case study of a leading chemical company. The results suggest measurable benefits of the proposed framework in enhancing technological readiness, problem identification, and analysis with predictive capability. The BDA-GLSS guides the implementation of BDA techniques within the GLSS framework offering real-time quality control, event-based inspection, and predictive maintenance. The BDA-GLSS enhances the environmental capability, process performance and provides a new perspective for researchers and practitioners to support GLSS projects in achieving higher green performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProduction Planning and Control
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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