Improving the management of industrial waste through the lean philosophy and industry 4.0




lean philosophy, waste management, industry 4.0, sustainability


Purpose: Given the growing importance of sustainability, an efficient model is proposed that allows the identification and quantification of industrial waste. Methodology/Approach: First, a bibliographic review of the existing models of joint application was carried out: Sustainability, Lean Philosophy, and Industry 4.0. Critical analysis of the existing models of joint application of these concepts. Preparation of the model proposal and analysis of the results. Findings: The proposed model, in addition to contributing to compliance with current laws, allows a better perception of the waste produced, including its characterization. This promotes the directing of waste to responsible and competent entities for its collection and recycling, showing a change in the company in environmental management policies. Research Limitation/implication: The inherent cost of reorganizing the layout design can be limiting, as it depends on the type, size, business characteristics, and flexibility of your existing production system. Originality/Value of paper: It is a new model of joint application of the three concepts and fills the void of the existing models. This allows organizations to have a better understanding of the waste produced.


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Author Biographies

Elena Etelvina Díaz Terradillos, Universidade da Beira Interior

Master's degree in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS) at the School of Technology of Setúbal. She is currently a student of the Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Beira Interior (UBI).

Helena Victorovna Guitiss Navas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Helena Navas has received a PhD from the NOVA School of Science and Technology – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa – Portugal. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the NOVA School of Science and Technology - Portugal and researcher at UNIDEMI. Her research interests are in the areas of innovation, continuous improvement, quality, and process management.

Fernando Manuel Bigares Charrua-Santos, Universidade da Beira Interior

Fernando Charrua-Santos is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Beira Interior - Portugal and researcher at C-MAST - Center for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies.


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How to Cite

Terradillos, E. E. D., Navas, H. V. G., & Charrua-Santos, F. M. B. (2022). Improving the management of industrial waste through the lean philosophy and industry 4.0 . Revista Produção E Desenvolvimento, 8(1), e586.



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