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Strategic Recycling Behavior as an Interactive Variable on the Relationship between Recycling Process and Lean Supply Chain Practices : An analytical survey Study in the General Company for Batteries Industry / Baghdad

Adel Hadi Al Baghdadi, Nawras Majeed Mujhid Al Ammar

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The present study aims at revealing the nature of the role that strategic recycling behavior can play as an Interactive variable on the relationship between recycling process and lean supply chain practices. It  follows the existing research methodology and meta-analysis. It is based on observation and interview. The questionnaire is used as a tool for the present study. In order to analyze the data provided by the study tool (questionnaire), the researcher uses the advanced statistical program (Smart PLS V.3) for the accuracy of its results, which can help to reach objective and accurate conclusions. A number of statistical methods are used: Measures of central tendency and dispersion (arithmetic mean and standard deviation), Confirmatory Factor Analysis (alpha-Cronbach coefficient, composite reliability, AVE), structural equations modeling by partial least squares (PLS-SEM). The study has concluded that the recycling process has a positive moral effect in supporting lean supply chain practices. Moreover, it has concluded that the strategic recycling behavior has a role as an Interactive variable with a positive moral effect on the relationship between recycling process and lean supply chain practices. The study recommended the importance of using the means that enhance the interconnection between customers and the company, because it will be a tool to urge customers to cooperate with it, thus ensuring support for the recycling process within the company. It also recommended the need to pay attention to the lean supply chain practices by the company, because of its importance in eliminating waste and activities that do not add any value for any reason, whether it is the internal activities of the organization or external. In addition, it recommended that the company should be concerned with strategic recycling behavior in a way that enables it to support the recycling process and thus achieve lean in the supply chain.

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