Lean and Green Supply Chain Management: A Comprehensive Review

  • Batuhan Eren Engin
  • Maren Martens
  • Turan Paksoy
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 273)


Companies and enterprises are becoming more and more aware of reducing their environmental impact of supply chains due to the pressures of various stakeholders; i.e. government and law enforcement bodies, customers and employees. Recently, the deployment of lean and green practices in supply chains, either sequential or consolidated, has attracted attention among academicians and practitioners. This attention is evident by the growing number of publications in scientific journals on lean and green supply chain management (LGSCM), which have been published in recent years. However the number of review papers in the literature is insufficient to present existing literature on LGSCM and provide future directions for researchers and practitioners. Hence, the aim of this paper is to review recently published papers on LGSCM in scientific journals. For this review, a total of 41 papers published between 2000 and 2017 were selected and reviewed. The papers are analyzed and categorized to present the current literature and highlight the future directions for academicians and practitioners.


Lean Green Supply chain Systematic literature review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Batuhan Eren Engin
    • 1
  • Maren Martens
    • 2
  • Turan Paksoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringKonya Technical UniversityKonyaTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Business ManagementUniversity of Applied SciencesLandshutGermany

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