Book Chapter

Sustainability in Operations Management

S Goldsmith, D Samson

Operations management: An Integrated Approach | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2008

Abstract

After reading this chapter you should be able to: define what sustainability is, and how it applies in the context of an organisation and its operations explain why organisations are taking greater account of sustainability describe how sustainability initiatives and long-term organisational performance are connected describe organisations' approach to sustainability and the important role that operations management can play describe how new capabilities in operations management can contribute to sustainability and gain unique strategic advantages for the organisation appreciate how concepts of sustainability can and should be integrated into all operations managers' decisions and acti..

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