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Lean Manufacturing and Environmental Performance – Exploring the Impact and Relationship

Abstract : The relationship between Lean Manufacturing and Environmental Performance has attracted much debate but at the same time lack of empirical evidence leaves haphazard opinions on this matter. The objective of this paper is therefore to provide some insight into the impact of Lean Manufacturing on Environmental Performance and the existing relationship of these two concepts. Four semi-structured interviews with industrial and academic experts provided a solid ground to suggest that the relationship does exist, despite the fact that these two concepts were developed independently from each other. Being the exploratory nature of this study and its purpose to ignite further research, it does not employ a quantitative approach. The results of this study can help managers to better understand and concurrently tackle both the economic and environmental challenges faced by their organizations.
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Simon Nadeem, Jose Garza-Reyes, Sin-Ching Leung, Anass Cherrafi, Anthony Anosike, et al.. Lean Manufacturing and Environmental Performance – Exploring the Impact and Relationship. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Sep 2017, Hamburg, Germany. pp.331-340, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-66926-7_38⟩. ⟨hal-01707298⟩

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