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Lean Manufacturing and the Environment Case Studies & Best Practices

Organization U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type Government
URL http://epa.gov/lean/studies/index.htm
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Brownfields/Land Use, Climate Change/GHG Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Hazardous Waste & Materials, Material Conservation/Waste Minimization, Pollution Prevention, Recycling, Water Efficiency
Sector All
Type Of Assistance Case Studies/Success Stories
Description Many organizations have found that implementing lean concepts and tools results in improvements in environmental performance, even when lean activities were not initiated for environmental reasons. Since environmental savings are often not part of the "business case" for lean improvement activities, however, organizations implementing lean do not necessarily quantify the environmental performance gains associated with their lean initiatives. This link lists examples of the types of environmental benefits that result from lean implementation.

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