Review of implementing Lean Six Sigma to reduce environmental wastes of internal supply chains in food industry

Farhad Nabhani, Shilon Bala, Anthony 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. © 2017 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2017
Event15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research - University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20177 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Abbreviated titleICMR 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period5/09/177/09/17

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    Nabhani, F., Bala, S., Evans, A., & Shokri, A. (2017). Review of implementing Lean Six Sigma to reduce environmental wastes of internal supply chains in food industry. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, London, United Kingdom.