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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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E3 Tools and Materials
Abstract: Links to information on E3, brochures, charter, partners, support network, and energy and economic development tools.
Source: Multi-Agency (Federal)
E3: Economy, Energy & Environment Program – COW Industries
Abstract: C.O.W. Industries was selected by American Electric Power as a participant in an E3 assessment and project. The project resulted in a energy savings, process improvement, training of the workforce, and a reduction in costs and increase in sales.
E3: Economy, Energy and Environment
Abstract: The E3 Initiative is a coordinated federal and local technical assistance initiative to help manufacturers adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability, through technical assessments of production processes and training.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Green Suppliers Network
Abstract: The Green Suppliers Network works with large manufacturers to engage their suppliers in low-cost technical reviews to identify strategies for improving process lines and using materials more efficiently.
Source: Green Suppliers Network
Lean and Environment Case Study: Lasco Bathware (Yelm, Washington) [PDF]
Abstract: A team worked to identify numerous productivity and environmental improvements at this bathware manufacturing facility, via integration of lean and P2. Annual savings are over $140k.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology
Lean and Green Assistance (PPRC)
Abstract: Offers information/resources on lean and green, and describes how the Pollution Prevention Resource Center can assist P2Rx centers and others in initiating lean and green referrals, contacts, and projects.
Source: Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Lean, Energy & Environment (LE2) Analysis and Surface Cleaning Assessment [PDF]
Abstract: Description of lean and environmental effort to eliminate production bottlenecks and improve surface cleaning operations at a military vehicle fabricator.
Source: New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)
Virginia Mason Adds Unit to Teach Path to Productivity
Abstract: Seattle-based Virginia Mason recently founded an institute to teach other health providers how to boost productivity at healthcare facilities based on the lean manufacturing principles. (Requires subscription)
Source: Puget Sound Business Journal
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