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Lean and Environment (and E3): Where to go for Help
Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons for Change
Identifying Lean and E3 Opportunities
Where to go for Help
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This section displays contact information for experts in lean and environment (and e3).

Programs listed: 7

1.  Green Suppliers Network

Green Suppliers Network is a joint effort of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program, offering Lean and Clean Advantage services to small to medium sized manufacturers.

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4800
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460
Phone: (800) 601-4589

Contact:  Alex Folk, U.S. DoC
Contact Phone: (301) 975-8089

2.  Lean and Environment WorkGroup - (National Pollution Prevention Roundtable)

The workgroup is a partnership between the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) and the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx), operated by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center and Zero Waste Network. Its purpose is to demonstrate the profitability of incorporating sustainable business practices into operations. Members meet by phone about once per month to hear presentations on lean and environment work, discuss projects, and strategically plan for expansion of current lean and environment services and projects.

1402 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 352-2050

Contact:  Paula DelGuidice, Executive Director, PPRC
Contact Phone: (206) 352-2050

3.  National Institute for Standards and Technologies - Manufacturing Extension Partnership

MEP has focused on increasing the competitiveness of the United States industrial base by bridging the productivity gap for manufacturers, identifying opportunities for growth, and encouraging technology deployment, via lean manufacturing and other efficiency and continuous improvement strategies.

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4800
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Phone: (301) 975-5020

4.  Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Lean to Green Sustainability Tech Group

This group helps members face the challenges of a sustainable future for global manufacturing using the lessons of lean to advance learning and innovation across industry. Its focus is on people, good jobs, thriving communities and most importantly, greening the economy and environment. Using lean principles, such as continuous improvement, this group will identify what is valuable, eliminate waste and embed learning cycles that can be used in everyday work processes.

One SME Drive
Dearborn, MI 48121
Phone: (313) 425-3000

Contact:  Kathleen Mennillo
Contact Phone: (313) 425-3112

5.  The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence

The Shingo Prize is regarded as the premier operational excellence recognition program for North America. As part of the Shingo Prize mission and model, the Prize highlights the value of using lean/world-class operational excellence practices. The mission of The Shingo Prize is to build operational excellence in organizations through the promotion of enduring principles of lean, lean systems of management and the wise application of lean tools and techniques across the entire organizational enterprise.

3521 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Phone: (435) 797-2279

6.  U.S. Department of Energy - Save Energy Now

Save Energy Now offers assistance and information on energy assessments, provides partnership with LEADER Companies who make a voluntary pledge to reduce their energy intensity and ALLY Organizations who deliver resources to help companies achieve their energy reduction goals.

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Contact:  Scott Hurchins , Partnership Development & Deployment
Contact Phone: (202) 586-0670

7.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Lean and Environment

EPA is actively engaged in learning more about lean, and lean and environment/energy efforts in all sectors. We welcome your success stories, questions, and comments. We are also seeking partnership opportunities.

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Mail Code 1807T
DC, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 566-0606

Contact:  Chris Reed
Contact Phone: (202) 566-0606


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