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Consumer goods supply chains have gradually incorporated lean manufacturing principles to identify and reduce non-value-added activities. Companies implementing lean practices have experienced improvements in cost, quality, and demand responsiveness. However

Consumer goods supply chains have gradually incorporated lean manufacturing principles to identify and reduce non-value-added activities. Companies implementing lean practices have experienced improvements in cost, quality, and demand responsiveness. However certain elements of these practices, especially those related to transportation and distribution may have detrimental impact on the environment. This study asks: What impact do current best practices in lean logistics and retailing have on environmental performance?

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    • 2011
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    • Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011
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    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-177)
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    • Field of study: Sustainability

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    by Gustavo Marco Antonio Ugarte Irizarri

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