publication . Article . 2015

The integration of lean, green and best practice business principles

Annelize Wiese; Rose Luke; Gert Heyns; Noleen Pisa;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management, volume 9 (issn: 2310-8789, eissn: 1995-5235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
Background: Whilst there are separate streams of established research on lean, green and best practice initiatives, the intersection of these three strategic principles has not been addressed extensively in the past. Objectives: In this study a framework to integrate lean, green and best practice principles into an integrated business model was developed as a strategy for businesses to develop sustainable competitive advantages. Method: A descriptive case study was conducted on Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) to understand whether a clear link between the company’s environmental approach, lean principles and established best practice culture could be determine...
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free text keywords: Lean, green, best practice, integrated business model, sustainable competitive advantage, improved business performance, Process management, Market position, Competitive advantage, Lean project management, Lean software development, Marketing, Business, Best practice, Business model, Sustainability, lcsh:Shipment of goods. Delivery of goods, lcsh:HF5761-5780, lcsh:Transportation and communications, lcsh:HE1-9990
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