Lean Engineering for Global Development

  • Anabela Carvalho Alves
  • Franz-Josef Kahlen
  • Shannon Flumerfelt
  • Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rupy Sawhney, Ninad Pradhan, Nelson Matias, Enrique Macias De Anda, Esdras Araujo, Samuel Trevino et al.
    Pages 61-94
  3. Marlene Ferreira Brito, Ana Luísa Ramos, Paula Carneiro, Maria Antónia Gonçalves
    Pages 95-127
  4. Victor Bittencourt, Felipe Saldanha, Anabela Carvalho Alves, Celina Pinto Leão
    Pages 129-159
  5. Alexandra Maria Baptista Ramos Tenera, Carina Maria Oliveira Pimentel, Rui Manuel Ferreira Dias, João Carlos de Oliveira Matias
    Pages 161-190
  6. Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang, Jamica B. Brillante, Frances Isabel V. Cabahug, Rozanne P. Flores
    Pages 191-223
  7. M. Florentina Abreu, Anabela Carvalho Alves, Francisco Moreira
    Pages 259-291
  8. Helena Carvalho, Virgínia Helena Machado, Ana Paula Barroso, Diana de Almeida, Virgílio Cruz-Machado
    Pages 293-318
  9. Laura Costa Maia, Anabela Carvalho Alves, Celina Pinto Leão
    Pages 319-343
  10. Shannon Flumerfelt, Jeni Wenson
    Pages 385-403

About this book


This edited book discusses lean production as a suitable platform for global development by developing systems and products in a quicker, costless and sustainable way and educate people for a lean consumption. Lean thinking principles are totally and synergistically aligned with a lot of disciplines and current issues such as logistic, supply chain, construction, healthcare, ergonomics, education, project management, leadership, coaching, startup, product development, farming and sustainable development.

Lean-Green is particularly related to this last issue, sustainable development, the first global challenge for humanity that are totally connected to all remaining 14 global challenges because they are interdependent. Attaining these challenges could bring solutions for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Lean Production and Consumption have an important role in providing these solutions, by systematically reducing wastes in all activities performed, and at the same time, instruct people in having a lean consumption.

The target audience primarily comprises research experts in lean management, but the book may also be beneficial for practitioners alike. 


Lean Thinking lean production management sustainable development lean consumption Lean Production

Editors and affiliations

  • Anabela Carvalho Alves
    • 1
  • Franz-Josef Kahlen
    • 2
  • Shannon Flumerfelt
    • 3
  • Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang
    • 4
  1. 1.ALGORITMI R&D Center, Department of Production and SystemsUniversity of Minho, Campus of AzurémGuimaraesPortugal
  2. 2.Kahlen Global Professional SolutionsGronauGermany
  3. 3.Oakland UniversityRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Resources, Environment and Economics Center for StudiesMakati CityPhilippines

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