A STUDY OF SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Ananya Gupta

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:-Operations management researchers and practitioners face new challenges in integrating issues ofsustainability with their traditional areas of interest. During the past 20 years, there has beengrowing pressure on businesses to pay more attention to the environmental and resource consequencesof the products and services they offer and the processes they deploy. One symptom of this pressure isthe movement towards triple bottom line reporting (3BL) concerning the relationship of profit, people,and the planet. The resulting challenges include integrating environmental, health, and safety concernswith green-product design, lean and green operations, and closed-loop supply chains. We review theseand other “sustainability” themes covered in the first 50 issues of Production and Operations Managementand conclude with some thoughts on future research challenges in sustainable operations management.

Keywords:- sustainable operations; closed-loop supply chains; green products; lean and green operations;environmental management and operations; eco-logistics; competitive advantageSubmissions and Acceptance: Accepted by Special Editor, Hau Lee, after one revision.


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