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Green Intentions

Creating a Green Value Stream to Compete and Win

ISBN 13: 9781420089615
ISBN: 1420089617
Author: Brett Wills
Publisher: Productivity Press
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 296
Binding: Hard Cover

Focuses on elimination of environmental waste through the use of the lean process Defines the seven green wastes and provides a step-by-step method for eliminating them in any organization Employs the value-stream mapping approach, modified for ‘green-stream mapping’. Includes methods for calculating the bottom-line savings that can result from eliminating environmental wastes through a systematic approach Provides real-life examples of implementation and results Green-Stream Mapping is a systematic process or road map that employs lean techniques for achieving environmental sustainability in a way that improves an organziation’s bottom line as well as its overall health and sustainability. Based on the highly successfully lean philosophy and framework, going green can be applied to any organization, in any industry. As lean encourages a shift in thinking to the customer’s point of view, Green-Stream Mapping encourages a shift in thinking to an environmental point of view. Part I, Going Green shows how the green value stream provides a dynamic, proven, and successful approach to going green. It also defines each of the seven green wastes, explains the overall green value stream process, provides guidance on implementing it in your organization, and shows how to map your green value stream. Part II, The Seven Green Wastes provides a step-by-step process for minimizing and eliminating each of the seven wastes. It includes real-life examples illustrating the environmental and economic benefits associated with moving toward the elimination of each. The book also includes · A Green Dictionary that defines current terms associated with the green movement · Web links and other resources to help you in your journey toward environmental sustainability · An environmental primer that clears through the rhetoric to give you a clear picture of what is going on with the environment and what the end goal of environmental and overall sustainability needs to look like

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