How capabilities in operations can influence green production:exploring the issues


This research presents case material of companies within the UK that are attempting to be “Green” in their operations processes. We assess their aspirations by plotting capabilities through their supply networks under five key headings: Strategy; Production planning and procurement; In-house production; Logistics; and Human resource management within operations. We build upon the work of Azzone and Noci, 1998 and Azzone et al., 1997 and we present insights into companies whose commitment to Green Production ranges from “the company tries to delay the adoption of green programs” through to the company adopts a “radical approach to environmental issues.” In doing so we see how operations capabilities in a range of parameters can play a central and pivotal role in achieving some of the aspirations of Green Production within companies.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Advanced Services Group
Event Title: 20th Annual POMS Conference
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2009-05-01 - 2009-05-04
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 12:00
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 08:48
PURE Output Type: Abstract
Published Date: 2009
Authors: Brown, Steve
Baines, Tim S. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7518-2967)



Version: Accepted Version

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