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“Lean and Green” Manufacturing Program Helps Washington’s Small Manufacturers Reduce Energy Use and Waste [PDF]
Abstract: The “Lean and Green” program, which began in 2006 as a pilot project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, benefits manufacturers and customers by uniting organizations that help small manufacturers improve their business efficiency with organizations that advise businesses on how to enhance their environmental performance.
Source: Apollo Alliance
URL: http://www.energy.wsu.edu/Documents/LeanGreenStory.pdf

Implementing Lean for Green Sustainability
Abstract: Article describes reasons, opportunities and examples, to include environment in while leaning your value streams. By Amanda Earing.
Source: Manufacturing.Net
URL: http://www.manufacturing.net/articles/2008/10/implementing-l
ean-for-green-sustainability

Lean Manufacturers’ Transcendence to Green Manufacturing
Abstract: Lean manufacturers were studied to determine if such manufacturers were transcending to a Green state as a result of their commitment to Lean production. The Lean manufacturers were all companies that received site visits from the Shingo Prize team between 2000 and 2005 as part of the evaluation process for the Prize. This sample included 120 individual manufacturing plants, from which 47 usable surveys were received. The data from this sample was compared to similar data published by Melnyk, Sroufe, and Calantone (2003) regarding the Greenness of 1100 general manufacturing plants in the US.
Source: Industrial Engineering Research Conference
URL: http://zworc.com/site/publications.html#leanmfg

 


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