A moderating role of the sustainability in lean production systems: a longitudinal case study analysis

Maria Rosaria Marcone, Domenico Carminucci


The puropse of this paper is to explore the extent to which principles of lean product development are applied to product design and engineering at production systems in Italian medium sized firms. “Lean thinking”, with its focus on the elimination of waste for the improvement of flow, and on continuous improvement has profoundly influenced many aspects of manufacturing


Action research, Production competence, Lean, Business process reengineering (BPR), Business performance

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