Modeling Systematic Innovation for Green Supply Chain Management

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Enterprises need to invest in systematic innovation if they want to win or survive. Innovation can no longer be seen as the product of occasional inspiration. Innovation has to be learned and managed. Innovation has to be transformed into a capacity, not a gift. Unexpected occurrences, inconsistencies, process requirements, changes in the market and industry, demographic change, changes in perception or new knowledge can give rise to innovation opportunities. Systematic innovation can be understood as a concept that includes the inventive instruments necessary to invent the right things that need to be invented, and incorporate them into new products and processes. Organizations need innovation by measure, with the right dose and in the nick of time. The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), Brainstorming, Collateral Thinking, Mind Maps and other methodologies can stimulate individual and collective creativity. The growing internationalization of enterprises requires the introduction of new technological innovation management practices with strong socio-environmental responsibility. All industrial programs must combine technological innovation with good practices, always based on environmental vision. The environmental impacts can have a strong influence on management practices in general and on innovation issue too. Thus green innovation appeared. It implies innovation in products, processes or business models that enables the company to achieve higher levels of environmental sustainability. Green innovation means not only identification, implementation and monitoring of new ideas aimed at improving the environmental performance of the organization but must also have an impact on the overall level of competitiveness. Supply chains need new management paradigms to become more competitive. The environmental sustainability is very pertinent issue in supply chain management. Green initiatives allied to innovation and innovative technologies can improve sustainability in a supply chain through low emission to the nature and recycling strategy for products. This research work is focused on the integration of TRIZ analytical tools with a design for environment system, to assure that the production system management is really sustainable.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Event3rd International Conference on Systematic Innovation & Global TRIZCON 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 10 Jul 201212 Jul 2012


Conference3rd International Conference on Systematic Innovation & Global TRIZCON 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Green management
  • Green supply chain management
  • Supply chain
  • Systematic innovation


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