The Influence of Lean Thinking on Environmental Outcomes


ISEM-2018, Saraybosna, Bosna-Hersek, 27 - 29 Haziran 2018, ss.134-139

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Saraybosna
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Bosna-Hersek
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.134-139


Today, many businesses have come to realize that environmentally-aware applications have gained a competitive edge, even at increased competition environments. Therefore, these businesses can make several investments to protect the environment. Contrary to our expectations, regarding environmental protection there is no need for huge investments on issues such as waste recycling, reduction of emissions, and energy conservation. Businesses can become an environmentally friendly by lean approach applications that are becoming widespread gradually. The idea of reducing any waste, the basis of the lean approach, can contribute to the protection of the environment by providing a safer use of scarce resources in the environment and by leaving a minimal amount of waste to the environment.


The purpose of this study is to reveal that lean applications are the most appropriate production and management approach for environmentally sensitive businesses. In order to achieve this purpose, we have reviewed the existing literature. In conclusion, it has been found that businesses that implement the lean approach are also environmentally sensitive businesses at the same time.