Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain
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Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain

Edited by Joseph Sarkis

Supply chain management has long been a feature of industry and commerce but, with increasing demands from consumers, producers are spending more time and money investing in ways to make supply chains more sustainable. This exemplary Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of current research on sustainable supply chain management.
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Chapter 17: Mapping lean manufacturing practices and green manufacturing practices in supply chains

Diego A. Vazquez-Brust and Lucila M.S. Campos

Abstract

Discussions related to the integration of environmental practices in operations and their consequences on the financial and productivity outcomes of organizational performance are increasing, particularly in terms of supply chain implications. This chapter maps lean manufacturing practices and green manufacturing practices at the company in a supply chain perspective. The chapter explores the connections between lean manufacturing and green practices,first looking at the literature analysing these practices severally, and later focusing in synergies and trade-offs between lean and green manufacturing. In analysing common aspects and complementarities between lean (as an operational practice) and environmental practice, a common concern for the elimination of waste can be noted. The main results also show that the linkages between lean and green only take central stage when lean and green practices are studied from a supply chain perspective.

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