The dynamics of Supply Chain Management (SCM) has changed and accellerated over the years; new paradigms have been added into SCM to respond to changes based on the increasing economic, environmental and social concerns and pressures. In today’s global and competitive environment, Lean and Green practices have become most important factors to enhance the companies’ performance. Lean and green manufacturing philosophy and techniques facilitate companies to improve their business performance in terms of reducing manufacturing lead times and costs, to improve on time delivery and product quality, while becoming greener by minimizing material usage and waste and applying recycling and reuse. All these lean and green activities increase productivity, reduce carbon footprint and enhance customer satisfaction, which in turn make companies sustainable and competitive.
Lots of models and methodologies have been proposed recently in the existing literature to design, analyze and optimize lean and green supply chain networks. In this context, we have founded “Lean & Green Supply Chain Management Lab” at Karatay University in 2017.
The Lean & Green Supply Chain Management Labis an e-laboratory providing a virtual professional place for a voluntary research group dedicated to studies on lean and green supply chain researches.