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‘Clean’ Manufacturing is Green Manufacturing
Abstract: A success story in the printing industry accomplished via integration of lean and environmental efforts.
Source: Label and Narrow Web
URL: http://www.docstoc.com/documents/most-recent

Case Studies and Best Practices
Abstract: This website has examples of the types of environmental benefits that result from lean implementation. Click on each link to view a full case study of the organization's lean activities and the environmental implications of those activities.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/lean/studies/

Green Suppliers Network: Success Stories
Abstract: Links to several case studies and success stories in lean manufacturing.
Source: Green Suppliers Network
URL: http://www.greensuppliers.gov/results/success.html

Lean, Green Design: a Key Resource for Small Business
Abstract: Discusses importance of using both lean and green principles in design, a success story, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership expertise and contributions.
Source: Greener Design
URL: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2008/06/10/lean-green-design-ke
y-resource-small-business

U.S. EPA: Lean and Environment Toolkit [PDF]
Abstract: This toolkit was created to help enhance the understanding and on-the-ground implementation of strategies for integrating environmental considerations into Lean manufacturing
Source: EPA
URL: http://epa.gov/lean/toolkit/LeanEnviroToolkit.pdf

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
URL: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2008/12/08/story1
2.html?surround=etf%a0

 


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