Ozgur Demirtas, Neslihan Derin


Many businesses have come to realize that environmentally-aware applications have gained a competitive edge, even at increased competition environments. These businesses can make several investments to protect the environment. Contrary to our expectations, regarding environmental protection, there is no need for huge investments on issues such as waste recycling, reduction of emissions, and energy conservation. Businesses can become environmentally friendly by lean approach applications that are becoming widespread gradually. The idea of reducing any waste, the basis of the lean approach, can contribute to the protection of the environment by providing a safer use of scarce resources in the environment and by leaving a minimal amount of waste to the environment. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the usefulness and effects of lean multi-dimensional applications for managing environmentally sensitive businesses. This paper employs an analysis of the literature that examines the relationship between lean thinking and green management. A thorough analysis has indicated that businesses that combine lean approaches and green practices have a better chance to reach positive outcomes, and attain sustainable strategic competitive advantage in their organizational environment.


Environment, Lean Approach, Management, Sustainable Competitive Advantage

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