The IUP Journal of Operations Management
Research Note
Lean Practices in Circular Bioeconomy: Opportunities and Challenge

Article Details
Pub. Date : Aug, 2023
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Operations Management
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOM050823
Author Name : ASM Touhidul Islam
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Management
Download Format : PDF Format
No. of Pages : 07



Starting from automobile manufacturing, the Lean system has reached almost all major sectors like pharmaceutical, construction, apparel, aeronautical, banking, healthcare, etc. However, the Lean principles have not been widely applied in bioeconomy. In this note, the author has tried to highlight this opportunity, especially in the context of circular bioeconomy.


Lean and Circular Bioeconomy
Lean philosophy inspires organizations to move towards excellence through continuous improvement. It aims to simplify processes to make them more dynamic and adaptable to any changes. Lean tools help to identify and eliminate waste (Islam, 2023a; 2023b) and promote a culture of continuous improvement within the entire organization (Sa et al., 2023).