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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering