Title: Review of lean-green manufacturing practices in SMEs for sustainable framework

Authors: Mandar Sumant; Anjali Negi

Addresses: Babaria Institute of Technology, Varnama-391240, Vadodara, Gujarat, India ' Babaria Institute of Technology, Varnama-391240, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Abstract: Lean manufacturing aims at maximising the resource utilisation through minimisation of waste and respond to the fluctuating and competitive business environment, whereas GM concept addresses a various manufacturing matters, say recycling, waste management, environmental protection and so on. Lean manufacturing and its integration with green manufacturing practices benefits both industries and society. This review paper identifies prime elements of lean and green manufacturing and throws light on current scenario in small and medium enterprises. The paper begins with brief introduction about lean and green manufacturing concept. In Section 2, literature review presents the elements of lean and green manufacturing practices. Section 3 comprises two parts: 1) highlights principle of sustainability-oriented framework; 2) significant features of MDCM models. Section 4 focuses on current scenario of Indian SMEs in context of sustainable lean-green manufacturing practices and its comparison with SMEs in other countries. Section 5 presents conclusion of and future scope of the paper.

Keywords: micro, medium and small enterprise; MSMSE; lean and green manufacturing; MCDM techniques; design for environment; DFE; life cycle assessment; LCA; sustainable manufacturing practices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2018.094197

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2018 Vol.17 No.1, pp.38 - 64

Received: 30 Dec 2016
Accepted: 17 Apr 2017

Published online: 22 Aug 2018 *

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