Sustainability and cost efficiency in supply chains

Start date 24/06/2009
End date The project is closed: 30/06/2013
How lean production philosophy can be combined with demands on sustainability considerations.

A large number of changes are now taking place in order to adopt the lean production philosophies and to respond to sustainability considerations. Design methodologies and decision support for developing lean and sustainable supply chains, including integrated evaluation methods, are needed.

This project addresses how to design and evaluate cost efficient and sustainable supply chains that support Lean production processes. Models, methods and procedures, including specific tools, to be used when designing supply chain and evaluating performance, and when securing conformance to sustainability requirements, are developed in the project.

The models will be validated and adapted to the specific conditions in the participating companies to enable implementation. By generalizing the results an intention is to make the models available and useful for adaption to other manufacturing companies as well.

Organizations involved
AB Volvo, Volvo Cars, FKG, Scania, Saab Automobile
Project leader
Mats Johansson

Published: Wed 29 Jan 2014.