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Lean-Green Manufacturing Practices and Their Link with Sustainability: A Critical Review

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School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Bedford MK43 0AL, UK
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Department of Information Systems, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University, Dubai 19282, UAE
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Sustainability 2020, 12(3), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030981
Received: 15 November 2019 / Revised: 21 January 2020 / Accepted: 23 January 2020 / Published: 29 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lean Manufacturing, Operational Excellence and Sustainability)
The current rapidly changing and highly competitive market has put companies under a great pressure towards adopting sustainable practices, in terms of keeping a healthy balance among economic, environmental and social performances. In this context, the lean-green manufacturing approach, which combines lean practices focused on customers’ demand, and green practices focused on reducing the business’ environmental impact, has gained popularity. Nevertheless, the lean-green manufacturing is still a relatively new practice, lacking a clear and structured research definition, and of significant evidence of successful cases in the practice. In this paper, a literature review is conducted to identify the actual possibility of combining lean and green practices, the current trends for implementing such combination and the potential sustainability improvements such implementation can lead. It is the authors’ intention that the findings analysed in this paper can contribute to the state-of-the-art of lean-green manufacturing and provide practitioners with a useful tool towards developing effective strategies for its deployment. View Full-Text
Keywords: lean manufacturing; green manufacturing; lean-green manufacturing; sustainability; systematic literature review lean manufacturing; green manufacturing; lean-green manufacturing; sustainability; systematic literature review
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Abualfaraa, W.; Salonitis, K.; Al-Ashaab, A.; Ala’raj, M. Lean-Green Manufacturing Practices and Their Link with Sustainability: A Critical Review. Sustainability 2020, 12, 981. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030981

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Abualfaraa W, Salonitis K, Al-Ashaab A, Ala’raj M. Lean-Green Manufacturing Practices and Their Link with Sustainability: A Critical Review. Sustainability. 2020; 12(3):981. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030981

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Abualfaraa, Wadhah; Salonitis, Konstantinos; Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Ala’raj, Maher. 2020. "Lean-Green Manufacturing Practices and Their Link with Sustainability: A Critical Review" Sustainability 12, no. 3: 981. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030981

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