Lean and green: A business model framework

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Going lean and green is a trend that identifies new business opportunities for organizational improvement and for competitiveness. Besides, there are quality awards to assist organizations to improve their performance among them the Shingo Prize, the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award, the European Foundation for Quality Management. The aim of this study is to develop a conceptual framework for lean and green business organizations. To attain the paper objective in a first stage a comparison between quality awards is developed to provide a comprehensive understanding of each framework and to explore how they assist to modeling a lean and green organization. After defining lean and green management approaches, it seeks to cross-reference between the awards frameworks and lean and green culture; a number of assessment guidelines and criteria were designed to connect and integrate lean and green principles and tools. It is proposed seven different criteria and respective criterion score to assess a lean-green business organization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management - Focused on Electrical and Information Technology
Number of pages9
Volume185 LNEE
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event6th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2012 - Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 11 Nov 201214 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume185 LNEE
ISSN (Print)18761100
ISSN (Electronic)18761119


Conference6th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2012


  • Business models
  • EFQM
  • Green
  • Lean
  • SP


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