Green lean method to identify ecological waste in a nectar factory




Green Lean, Food production, Waste identification, Sustainable process


Nowadays, the waste of resources has become one of the biggest problems for industries, due to the serious environmental, social and economic consequences it generates. Therefore, to ensure a production based on sustainable processes, it’s essential to have a responsible management of resources, being the first step one of the most important ones, the identification. Thus, the present research work aims to develop and implement a method based on the integration of Green and Lean methodologies to systematically identify ecological waste, taking as a case study a nectar factory in Lima - Peru. Through the implementation of tools such as Environmental Value Stream Mapping, Process Mapping or Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, it was found that the company generated a waste of 1584 litres of water and 38.5 kg of conditioned fruit every month. The identification of green waste is vital, as it is the first link in a long chain that contributes directly to improving the company's efficiency, profitability and reputation, as well as protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.


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Author Biographies

Andrei Bancovich Erquínigo, National University of San Marcos

Industrial Engineering Student - UNMSM

Jorge Ortiz Porras, National University of San Marcos

Mechatronic Engineer - UNI, PhD in Business Management - UNMSM, Associate and Postgraduate Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering of the UNMSM.

Harold Quintana Saavedra, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

Industrial Engineering Student - PUCP

Paola Crispin Chamorro, Peruvian University of Applied Sciences

Civil Engineering Student - UPC

Rosiand Manrique Alva, National University of San Marcos

Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health Engineering - UNMSM

Pedro Vilca Carhuapuma, National University of San Marcos

Graduate in Textile Engineering - UNMSM


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How to Cite

Bancovich Erquínigo, A., Ortiz Porras, J. ., Quintana Saavedra, H., Crispin Chamorro, P., Manrique Alva, R., & Vilca Carhuapuma, P. (2023). Green lean method to identify ecological waste in a nectar factory. International Journal of Production Management and Engineering, 11(2), 197–207.