Green benefits from adopting lean manufacturing: a case study from the automotive sector

Maíra Clara Sobral, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour

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The study discussed in this article examined how adopting lean manufacturing
practices can generate environmental benefits for a large multinational automotive manufacturer. We also investigated how managers in charge of the production and environmental areas at the study company view the relationship between lean and green in everyday manufacturing operations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironmental Quality Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2013



  • automobile industry
  • environmental quality
  • greenspace
  • manufacturing
  • sustainability
  • sustainable development

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