Lean and green in the transport and logistics sector: A case study of simultaneous deployment

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/611991
Title:
Lean and green in the transport and logistics sector: A case study of simultaneous deployment
Authors:
Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo ( 0000-0002-5493-877X ) ; Villarreal, Bernardo; Kumar, Vikas; Ruiz, Patricia Molina
Abstract:
The transport and logistics sector is of vital importance for the stimulation of trade and hence the economic development of nations. However, over the last few years, this sector has taken central stage in the green agenda due to the negative environmental effects derived from its operations. Several disciplines including operations research and sub-areas of supply chain management such as green supply chains, green logistics and reverse logistics have tried to address this problem. However, despite the work undertaken through these disciplines, theoretical or empirical research into the sequential or simultaneous deployment of the lean and green paradigms, particularly, in the road transport and logistics sector is limited. This paper presents a case study where both paradigms have been combined to improve the transport operations of a world leader logistics organisation in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico. To do this, a systematic methodology and a novel tool called Sustainable Transportation Value Stream Map (STVSM) were proposed. The results obtained from the case study indicate that the concurrent deployment of the green and lean paradigms through such methodology and the STVSM tool is an effective approach to improve both operational efficiency and environmental performance of road transport operations. The paper can be used as a guiding reference for transport and logistics organisations to undertake improvement projects similar to the one presented in this paper. Additionally, this research also intends to stimulate scholarly research into the application of lean and green paradigms in the transport and logistics sector to expand the limited research pursued in this area.
Affiliation:
The University of Derby
Citation:
Garza-Reyes, J.A., Villarreal, B., Kumar, V., Molina Ruiz, P. (2016), “Lean and Green in the Transport and Logistics Sector – A Case Study of Simultaneous Deployment”, Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, 27 (15), pp. 1221-1232. DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2016.1197436
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/611991
DOI:
10.1080/09537287.2016.1197436
Additional Links:
http://www.derby.ac.uk/staff/jose-arturo-garza-reyes/; http://www.joseagarzareyes.com/; https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jose-arturo-garza-reyes-42225323; http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=lwS0V6wAAAAJ&hl=en; http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/28954/; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tppc20/current
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0953-7287
EISSN:
1366-5871
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturoen
dc.contributor.authorVillarreal, Bernardoen
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vikasen
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Patricia Molinaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-07T14:41:06Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-07T14:41:06Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationGarza-Reyes, J.A., Villarreal, B., Kumar, V., Molina Ruiz, P. (2016), “Lean and Green in the Transport and Logistics Sector – A Case Study of Simultaneous Deployment”, Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, 27 (15), pp. 1221-1232. DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2016.1197436en
dc.identifier.issn0953-7287en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09537287.2016.1197436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/611991en
dc.description.abstractThe transport and logistics sector is of vital importance for the stimulation of trade and hence the economic development of nations. However, over the last few years, this sector has taken central stage in the green agenda due to the negative environmental effects derived from its operations. Several disciplines including operations research and sub-areas of supply chain management such as green supply chains, green logistics and reverse logistics have tried to address this problem. However, despite the work undertaken through these disciplines, theoretical or empirical research into the sequential or simultaneous deployment of the lean and green paradigms, particularly, in the road transport and logistics sector is limited. This paper presents a case study where both paradigms have been combined to improve the transport operations of a world leader logistics organisation in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico. To do this, a systematic methodology and a novel tool called Sustainable Transportation Value Stream Map (STVSM) were proposed. The results obtained from the case study indicate that the concurrent deployment of the green and lean paradigms through such methodology and the STVSM tool is an effective approach to improve both operational efficiency and environmental performance of road transport operations. The paper can be used as a guiding reference for transport and logistics organisations to undertake improvement projects similar to the one presented in this paper. Additionally, this research also intends to stimulate scholarly research into the application of lean and green paradigms in the transport and logistics sector to expand the limited research pursued in this area.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.derby.ac.uk/staff/jose-arturo-garza-reyes/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.joseagarzareyes.com/en
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jose-arturo-garza-reyes-42225323en
dc.relation.urlhttp://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=lwS0V6wAAAAJ&hl=enen
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/28954/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tppc20/currenten
dc.subjectEfficiencyen
dc.subjectEnvironmental performanceen
dc.subjectEnvironmental sustainabilityen
dc.subjectRoad transportationen
dc.subjectWaste eliminationen
dc.titleLean and green in the transport and logistics sector: A case study of simultaneous deploymenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1366-5871en
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalProduction Planning & Control: The Management of Operationsen
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