How capabilities in operations can influence green production: exploring the issues

Steve Brown, Tim S. Baines

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceAbstract


This research presents case material of companies within the UK that are attempting to be “Green” in their operations processes. We assess their
aspirations by plotting capabilities through their supply networks under five key headings: Strategy; Production planning and procurement; In-house
production; Logistics; and Human resource management within operations. We build upon the work of Azzone and Noci, 1998 and Azzone et al.,
1997 and we present insights into companies whose commitment to Green Production ranges from “the company tries to delay the adoption of
green programs” through to the company adopts a “radical approach to environmental issues.” In doing so we see how operations capabilities in a
range of parameters can play a central and pivotal role in achieving some of the aspirations of Green Production within companies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event20th Annual POMS Conference - Orlando, United States
Duration: 1 May 20094 May 2009


Conference20th Annual POMS Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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