Integration of the concepts of lean manufacturing and circular economy: systematic literature review
by Marina Hernandes de Paula e Silva; Jayson Wilson Barretti; Ricardo Coser Mergulhão; Diogo Aparecido Lopes Silva
Latin American J. of Management for Sustainable Development (LAJMSD), Vol. 5, No. 3, 2022

Abstract: With increasing concern about the negative impacts of human beings on the environment, consumers and politics are pressing organisations to make their businesses and operations more sustainable. The current literature already gives attention to the integration between circular economy (CE) and lean manufacturing (LM) to help companies in this transformation. However, there are still gaps in research terms to be addressed. Therefore, this paper aims to identify, evaluate, and describe the interactions between CE and LM through a systematic literature review. The results showed studies that focus on using LM tools to reduce environmental impacts, and the most used tool is value stream mapping. And just one disagreement was found: just-in-time and the potential to increase the emissions of greenhouse gas releases in manufacturing. However, there is beneficial integration between the environmental and economic performance of productive processes and supply chains.

Online publication date: Tue, 01-Nov-2022

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