Approach of the Two-way Influence Between Lean and Green Manufacturing and its Connection to Related Organisational Areas

Rodrigo Salvador, Cassiano Moro Piekarski, Antonio Carlos de Francisco

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Initiatives toward Lean and Green Manufacturing are given mainly due to organisational response to current market’s economic and environmental pressures. This paper, therefore, aims to present a brief discussion based on a literature review of the potential two-way influence between Lean and Green Manufacturing and its role on the main organisational areas with a closer relationship to such approaches, which were observed to be more extensively discussed in the literature. Naturally lean practises seem more likely to deploy into green outcomes, though the other way around can also occur. There is some blur on the factual integration of both themes, as some authors suggest. Notwhithstanding, they certainly present certain synergy. Thereupon, further research is needed to unveil the real ties, overlaps and gaps between these approaches.


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Lean & Green; Manufacturing; Lean; Green; Sustainability

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