Supply chain performance management: Lean and green paradigms

Helena Carvalho, Susana Garrido Azevedo, V. Cruz-Machado

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Supply chain management (SCM) is crucial for increasing organisational effectiveness, enhancing competitiveness, customer service and profitability. Actually, the lean and green philosophies have been adopted in the SCM context, but nearly always separately and with little understanding of their influence on supply chain performance. Accordingly, this paper intends to propose a conceptual model that explores the relationships between lean and green practices and supply chain performance. A set of lean and green SCM practices and a performance measurement system are suggested. The proposed performance measures intend to evaluate the practices influence on operational, economic and environmental supply chain's performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-333
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Green paradigm
  • Lean paradigm
  • Performance measurement
  • SCM
  • Supply chain management


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