A waste elimination process: An approach for lean and sustainable manufacturing systems

Sherif Mostafa, Jantanee Dumrak

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Abstract

The continuous improvement using waste elimination has been emphasized as the most important task of modern organizations. Lean manufacturing system has proved its capability to eliminate waste and produce environmental gains. The eight types of waste identified under lean have positive relations to green waste. In this chapter, a waste elimination process is suggested as an approach for lean sustainable outcomes. The process structure contains three consecutive phases: waste documentation, waste analysis, and waste removal. The techniques and tools of each phase are inclusively discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Pages111-152
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781522506362
ISBN (Print)1522506357, 9781522506355
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Mostafa, S., & Dumrak, J. (2016). A waste elimination process: An approach for lean and sustainable manufacturing systems. In Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice (pp. 111-152). IGI Global Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0635-5.ch005