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Are Lean and Green Programs Synergistic? [PDF]
Abstract: Since Lean and Green Programs each require management commitment and employee involvement, identification and reduction of organizational wastes, and continuously improving organizations, intuition suggests implementing one program may actually make implementing the second program less arduous. A study of known Lean companies shows that many Green elements are included in their Lean Programs. Evidence supports the conclusion that a significant synergy exists between Lean and Green Programs, suggesting that firms pursuing Leanness will be more successful if they also pursue Green objectives.
Source: Industrial Engineering Research Conference
URL: http://zworc.com/site/publications_assets/AreLeanAndGreenPro
gramsSynergistic.pdf

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)
URL: http://www.e3.gov/action/tools_materials.html

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.
Source: TechSolve
URL: http://www.techsolve.org/manufacturing/case-studies/cow-indu
stries-e3-economy-energy-environment-program/

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, 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

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 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

Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Study [PDF]
Abstract: The Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Study assessed US progress in NGM strategies, including sustainability & lean. Commissioned by the American Small Manufacturers Coalition & Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Source: American Small Manufacturers Coalition
URL: http://www.smallmanufacturers.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploa
ds/2012/01/NGM-Study-Executive-Summary.pdf

Parallel Models for Lean and Green Operations [PDF]
Abstract: Many leading companies have implemented Lean Manufacturing Programs which yield increased efficiency, reduced costs, improved customer response time, and more. Others have adopted “Green” Programs resulting in reduced energy consumption, waste generation, and hazardous materials usage. Models for both Lean and Green systems all include management systems, waste identification, and implementation of waste reducing techniques (WRT) to achieve desired business results. Studying known Lean companies, we confirmed that strength of management system correlates with WRT implementation which correlates with business results for both Lean and Green Programs. Our results indicate that Lean and Green Programs lead to improved business results.
Source: Industrial Engineering Research Conference
URL: http://zworc.com/site/publications_assets/ParallelModels.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

 


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