Green as the new Lean:how to use Lean practices as a catalyst to greening your supply chain


The aim of this research paper is to explore and evaluate previous work focussing on the relationship and links between Lean and Green supply chain management practices. Several explanatory frameworks are explored and discussed. It is intended that evidence and insights can be developed and used: (a) to assist our understanding of where Lean practices are synergistic for Green; (b) to clarify if Green practices are synergistic for Lean; and (c) to identify opportunities for companies to use their Lean framework as a catalyst to making their processes Green. The paper provides evidence suggesting that Lean is beneficial for Green practices and the implementation of Green practices in turn also has a positive influence on existing Lean business practices.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Cleaner Production. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in ües, CM, Tan, KH & Lim, M, 'Green as the new Lean: how to use Lean practices as a catalyst to greening your supply chain', Journal of Cleaner Production. In Press, (2012) DOI
Uncontrolled Keywords: environment,green,lean,supply chain management,sustainability,Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering,Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment,Environmental Science(all),Strategy and Management
Publication ISSN: 1879-1786
Last Modified: 29 May 2024 07:09
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 18:05
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2013-02
Published Online Date: 2012-01-02
Authors: Dües, Christina M.
Tan, Kim H.
Lim, Ming



Version: Accepted Version

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