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The aim of this paper is to explore and evaluate previous work focusing on the relationship and links between Lean and sustainable manufacturing. Several frameworks are explored and discussed. Their relationships include correlation, overlapping area, difference, integration and classification based on sustainability dimensions. This paper also examines impact of lean and sustainable manufacturing to improve performance. Many evidences suggested that Lean is beneficial for Sustainable manufacturing, dominantly on perspective environment and economic aspect. This paper identify major research gaps for integrated lean and sustainable manufacturing to improve performance business and modeling as a methodology approach. To do of 58 key research papers have been reviewed for the research contribution, methodologies, country of research, and date of publication. This paper provides a quantitative descriptive analysis and qualitative thematic analysis to provide an analysis of relationship lean and sustainable manufacturing and its impact on performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • lean manufacturing
  • literature review
  • performance
  • sustainable manufacturing


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