Sustainable Operations Management; from concept to action
Paper in proceedings, 2014

The concept of sustainable development has emerged into manufacturing since late 1990s and has focused on increasing competitiveness by improving environmental and social performance. Considering the global competitive environment, legislations, and customers’ awareness of sustainability issues, companies are expected to be aware of their impact on the triple bottom line i.e. people, planet, and profit. The purpose of this paper is to explore how companies go from vision of sustainability to accomplish sustainable operations management. Multiple case studies are conducted to provide findings on how sustainable operations management can be expressed in terms of the principles, practices, and tools.

Sustainable Operations Management

case study

Practices

Author

Naghmeh Taghavi Nejad Deilami

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Linea Kjellsdotter Ivert

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Proceedings of 1st international EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

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