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Ikram Ait Hammou (Chaouaïb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco), Salah Oulfarsi (Chaouaïb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco), Ali Hebaz (Chaouaïb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco)
The Impact of Lean & Green Supply Chain Practices on Sustainability: Literature Review and Conceptual Framework
LogForum, 2022, vol. 18, nr 1, s. 1-13, rys., tab., bibliogr. 34 poz.
Ekologia, Środowisko przyrodnicze, Zarządzanie łańcuchem dostaw, Rozwój zrównoważony, Odchudzone zarządzanie
Ecology, Natural environment, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Sustainable development, Lean management
Background: The adoption of lean and green practices, sequentially or simultaneously, in the context of supply chain management has been recommended by researchers and practitioners as strategies to gain a sustainable competitive advantage while reducing negative social and environmental impacts. Hence, there is a growing interest in this topic. This attention is evident through the increased number of publications on lean and green supply chain practices. However, only a few studies have listed and classified these practices according to the different levels of the supply chain. Moreover, there is a restricted number of research papers that have highlighted the specific practices that impact each measurement of sustainable performance. Thus, this research aims to contribute to the literature in the field of supply chain management by presenting, in a simple and structured way, the different lean and green practices that have been studied by previous researchers, focusing on their impact on sustainable performance measurements. Methods: A rigorous literature review in seven steps was followed, based on the study and analysis of 23 research articles dealing with lean and green practices and their impact on the supply chain's sustainable performance. Results: The novelty of this research is that it presents, at the same time (i) a review of lean and green practices used in the context of supply chain management, and classified based on their citation frequency and level of use (upstream, internal and downstream), (ii) a focus on the practices that have been empirically studied as having an impact on supply chain's sustainable performance, as well as highlighting the indicators that are directly influenced by these practices, and (iii) a development of a conceptual framework, to present in a simplified way the lean and green practices (original abstract)
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