Textile and Apparel Industries

The Implementation of Lean Production and Environmental Sustainability Practices in the Indian Apparel Manufacturing Industry

Authors
  • Deepika Raj (Illinois State University)
  • Yoon Jin Ma (Illinois State University)
  • Hae Jin Gam (Illinois State University)
  • Jennifer Banning (Illinois State University)

Abstract

In response to global environmental issues and stiffer business competition, the last few decades have witnessed a tremendous increase in the awareness of environmental impact and the usage of production management systems such as lean production. A focus on reducing adverse impact on the environment has promoted the use of sustainable business practices. Sustainability, which promotes harmonious coexistence of the human race and nature, allows for development without unintended negative consequences on the environment and natural resources (EPA, 2012).

Keywords: sustainability, lean, India, manufacturing

How to Cite:

Raj, D., Ma, Y., Gam, H. & Banning, J., (2013) “The Implementation of Lean Production and Environmental Sustainability Practices in the Indian Apparel Manufacturing Industry”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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