Integration of green and lean practices for sustainable business management

Singh, Rajesh Kr, Mangla, Sachin Kumar, Bhatia, Manjot Singh and Luthra, Sunil (2022) Integration of green and lean practices for sustainable business management. Business Strategy and the Environment, 31 (1). pp. 353-370. ISSN 9644733

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The integrated implementation of lean and green systems can assist managers in achieving environmental and economic performance. The benefits of this integration include improved quality of the environment, superior interactions with channel partners and consumers, reduction in lead times and overall costs, and so forth. This research seeks to evaluate the solutions for integrated implementation of green and lean practices to overcome the barriers in the manufacturing industry. The barriers are categorized as managerial, technological, organizational and cultural, individual and quality barriers. In this study, a fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS based framework has been proposed. From the analysis, it is found that application of quality control tools, reduction in lead-time, use of right first time approach and use of new technology and product innovations are the most significant among the solution alternatives that the manufacturing firms should consider to overcome obstacles in implementation of green and lean systems. To the best of authors' knowledge, this is the first study to examine prominent solutions to overcome barriers with regard to integrated operation of green and lean performance. The ranking of the solutions will be useful for managers in the manufacturing firms to make best strategic decisions for reducing their waste and improving performance. Mangers can concentrate on the most prominent solutions and formulate the appropriate strategies accordingly

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Climate change | Environmental management | Fuzzy AHP | Fuzzy TOPSIS | Green | Lean | Sustainability
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > General Management
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2022 04:06
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2022 11:51
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