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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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/greensuppliers/e3.html

From Lean to Green: Interface, Inc. [PDF]
Abstract: Interface is a leading manufacturer striving for environmental sustainability. The article describes connections between lean practices and environmental sustainability using Interface's accomplishments.
Source: Association for Manufacturing Excellence’s Target Magazine
URL: http://www.leanandgreensummit.com/Lean_to_Green_Article.pdf

Green Suppliers Network: Lean and Clean Value Stream Mapping [PDF]
Abstract: Value Stream Mapping is a Lean process mapping method used to understand the sequence of activities in producing a product. The Lean and Clean value stream mapping method can help identify ways to reduce costs, improve production flow, save time, reduce inventory, and improve environmental performance.
Source: Green Suppliers Network
URL: http://www.nwlean.net/toolsCD/VSM/4%20steps%20to%20VSM.pdf

Green, Lean, and Global Supply Chain Strategies [PDF]
Abstract: Findings of a five-month research project evaluating firms' lean, green, and global supply chain management strategies.
Source: University of Tennessee - College of Business Administration
URL: http://www.moduslink.com/resource-center/upload/Green-Lean-G
lobal_Final_Report_043010.pdf

How to Integrate Lean and Green- 12 Tips for the EH&S Professional [PDF]
Abstract: Twelve tips from experience in the field - describing ways environmental & safety/health professionals can bring their expertise into lean.
Source: Straus Forest
URL: http://www.strausforest.com/SF_files/12-tips-for-EHS-pro.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 & Green 3-Part Video Series
Abstract: Uses Washington's Columbia Paint project examples to discuss these topics (on video) 1) How to Integrate Lean and Green 2) 12 Lean Tips for EH&S Professionals 3) How Lean and Green can go Viral
Source: Straus Forest
URL: http://strausforest.com/Download_page/LandG_3-part_series.ht
ml

Lean and Green White Paper [PDF]
Abstract: The first edition of Lean and Green News will be sent in the coming weeks. As a benefit to early subscribers, you have been given access to a white paper making the business case for lean and green. (PDF)
Source: 2009 Lean and Green Summit
URL: http://www.leanandgreensummit.com/LGBC.pdf

Lean Manufacturing and the Environment: Research on Advanced Manufacturing Systems and the Environment and Recommendations for Leveraging Better Environmental Performance [PDF]
Abstract: Ross & Associates’ interpretation of the research, case study information, and interviews with lean experts to explore the relationship between lean production and environmental performance.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/lean/environment/pdf/leanreport.pdf

Leaner and Greener [PDF]
Abstract: x
Source: Enterprise Minnesota
URL: http://www.ame.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Lean_Green_Corp_P
rofile.pdf

The Kaizen Workshop: How to Play an Active, Influential Role
Abstract: Videos, writing and consulting and other tools that brings health and productivity to the lives of others through the work they do, while eliminating waste and preventing pollution. Carlos Venegas, a principle of Straus Forest LLC, has designed and led scores of successful process-improvement implementations in a wide range of organizations, from a Fortune 500 company to a 4-employee small business.
Source: Straus Forest
URL: http://www.strausforest.com/leanecology

U.S. EPA's Lean Website
Abstract: EPA is interested in finding ways to maximize the environmental benefits of lean in the manufacturing realm and in streamlining administrative processes. This website will guide you to information in both of these areas.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/lean/

US Environmental Protection Agency's Lean and Chemicals Toolkit
Abstract: Offers Lean implementers practical strategies and techniques for improving common Lean results related to time, cost, and quality while also reducing risk and enhancing environmental performance related to all aspects of chemical manufacturing, management and use.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/lean/environment/toolkits/chemicals/index
.htm

Use Lean Manufacturing Principles to Deliver Green Results
Abstract: Embracing green manufacturing requires giving more focus to environmental and energy concerns during the implementation of reliability improvement projects. (by Darrin Wikoff).
Source: Reliability Plant
URL: http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/16061/use-lean-manufacturi
ng-principles-to-deliver-green-results

 


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