Title: Integrative technologies to make supply chains lean, agile and green: a review

Authors: Gaganpreet Singh Hundal; Chad Matthew Laux

Addresses: Purdue University College of Technology, 314 Young Hall, Grant Street, West Lafayette-IN-47907, USA ' Purdue University College of Technology, 271 Knoy, 401 N Grant Street, West Lafayette-IN-47907, USA

Abstract: This research paper aims to qualitatively review the novel concept of lean, agile and green (LAG) supply chains through technology integration. Excessive carbon-footprint of supply chains in this era of globalisation, customised consumer needs and cost efficiency requires lean, agile and green supply chains. Therefore, this study reviews the impact of integrative technologies on LAG supply chain drivers through systematic literature review and content analysis. Findings of this study suggests that integrative technologies foster lean, agile and green key performance drivers. Managerial implications of this study are significant from technology adoption perspective as supply chain managers justify the integration of highlighted technologies for lean, green and agile supply chains. The future work as proposed by this study can motivate supply chain firms to further investigate the cost-benefit analysis for integrative technologies adoption and the empirical impact on LAG supply chain drivers.

Keywords: lean; agile; green; supply chain; 3D printing; internet of things; IoT; drones.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOR.2020.109184

International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, 2020 Vol.4 No.2, pp.171 - 186

Accepted: 14 Jan 2020
Published online: 07 Aug 2020 *

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