An overview of Lean Supply Chain Management: concepts, principles and impacts

Satie Ledoux Takeda Berger, Tamie Takeda Yokoyama, Carlos Manuel Taboada Rodriguez


Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a relevant research topic within the academic and business community, and is the subject of many researchers' studies. Until the early 1990s, studies focused mainly on how to view and manage a supply chain in the traditional molds of mass production. However, from this decade new concepts and tools began to emerge, which were being tested and interconnected SCM, mainly aspects of lean production. In this context, the objective of this article is to present a research panorama on Lean Supply Chain Management (LSCM), contributing to guide studies in the area. A research carried out methodologically characterized as a systematic review of the literature, of theoretical nature and qualitative approach. For the development of this work, articles published in 4 databases were selected, obtaining a portfolio with 21 articles for analysis. As a result, there has been an increasing growth in LSCM publications, and a lack of stable theory on the subject.


Lean Supply Chain Management; Lean Production; Systematic Review


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