Review of Implementing Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Environmental Wastes of Internal Supply Chains in Food Industry

Farhad Nabhani, Shilon Bala, Garry Evans, Alireza Shokri

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this ongoing research paper is to explore a systematic literature review for measuring the environmental performance of internal supply chains in food manufacturing based on Lean Six Sigma techniques that have gained significant popularity over the years due to their ability to identify and eliminate non value adding but cost incurring activities so as to identify sources of waste in the selected supply chain. Findings show that the rigour and discipline of integrated lean six sigma creates a perfect match for the gap of heavily regulated industries such as food industries where defects can have significant environmental consequences also the future research directions have been suggested for the future researchers. This research is original as it is focused on the gaps between the integrated Lean Six Sigma, food manufacturing and environmental sustainability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI
    PublisherIOS Press
    Pages327-332
    Volume6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-792-4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-791-7
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
    Event15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2017) - University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 4 Sept 20177 Sept 2017

    Conference

    Conference15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2017)
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period4/09/177/09/17

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