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Integration Of Lean-Green Manufacturing Practices To Towards Environment Friendly Products: Plastic Industry

Publication Date : 28/02/2015

Author(s) :

Mrs Rimalini Ashish Gadekar , Prof (Dr) Ashish Gadekar.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 2
(02 - 2015)

Abstract :

Toyota’s Production System (TPS) [21] is the origin of the Lean manufacturing concept that was introduced in the early 1990s [1]. The concept is widely accepted among scholars and supposed to contribute to sustained competitiveness. Strong focus is set on value creation and waste reduction in the manufacturing processes. “Lean Production is a system of work organization that strives to deliver high quality, low-cost products through the efficient use of resources and the elimination of waste.” [20] Lean manufacturing relies on certain principles such as standardized processes, Levelled production, JIT practices, visual inspection, and Continuous improvement.[2] Above four research propositions on how the Lean philosophy can contribute to more long-term and sustainable competitive impact. None of these propositions, however, include environmental issues. More recently, the Green manufacturing concept has entered the agenda as a response to negative environmental impacts caused by manufacturing activities. This concept focuses mainly on reducing effects on the natural environment and a number of principles have been outlined: reduction of energy use, reduction of material waste and emissions, use of recyclable materials, fewer manufacturing steps, new manufacturing technology, environmental training, etc. However, the Lean and Green manufacturing concepts have evolved rather independently and there is a need to “unpack the nature of the relationship between lean and green.” [3]. [4] The research examines the concept that Lean and Green manufacturing secures both economic and environmental sustainability for the long-term growth and prosperity of the Plastic Industries in India by improving productivity whilst minimising the environmental impact of its activities.

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