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Total productive maintenance and Industry 4.0 in a sustainability context: exploring the mediating effect of circular economy

Ashutosh Samadhiya (Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India) (Jindal Global Business School, OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India)
Rajat Agrawal (Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Sunil Luthra (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ch Ranbir Singh State Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jhajjar, India)
Anil Kumar (Department of Operations, Supply Chain and Business Analytics, London Metropolitan University, London, UK)
Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes (Centre for Supply Chain Improvement, University of Derby, Derby, UK)
Deepak Kumar Srivastava (Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, Ranchi, India)

The International Journal of Logistics Management

ISSN: 0957-4093

Article publication date: 28 October 2022

Issue publication date: 28 April 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to establish a conceptual model to understand the impact of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) on the transition of a Circular Economy (CE). Also, the paper explores the combined impact of TPM, I4.0 and CE on the sustainability performance (SP) of manufacturing firms.

Design/methodology/approach

The conceptual model is proposed using the dynamic capability view (DCV) and empirically validated by partial least squares-structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) using 304 responses from Indian manufacturing firms.

Findings

The results suggest that I4.0 positively impacts TPM, CE and SP, also showing TPM's positive impact on CE and SP. In addition, CE has a positive influence on the SP of manufacturing firms. Furthermore, CE partially mediates the relationship between I4.0 and SP with TPM and SP. The study also identifies TPM, I4.0 and CE as a new bundle of dynamic capabilities to deliver SP in manufacturing firms.

Originality/value

The present research adds to the knowledge and literature on DCV by identifying the importance of CE in the settings of I4.0 and TPM, especially in the context of sustainability. Also, the current study offers a new set of dynamic capabilities and provides some significant future recommendations for researchers and practitioners.

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Citation

Samadhiya, A., Agrawal, R., Luthra, S., Kumar, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A. and Srivastava, D.K. (2023), "Total productive maintenance and Industry 4.0 in a sustainability context: exploring the mediating effect of circular economy", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 34 No. 3, pp. 818-846. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-04-2022-0192

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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