Lean Sustainability: A Pathway to a Circular Economy

Lean Sustainability

A Pathway to a Circular Economy
 
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Publisher: CRC Press
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ISBN13:9781138584105
ISBN10:113858410X
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:332 pages
Size:234x156 mm
Weight:612 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 142 Illustrations, black & white; 37 Halftones, black & white; 105 Line drawings, black & white; 47 Tables, black & white
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Short description:

While Lean principles have been around for decades, the practices have yet to keep current with the growing area of sustainability. This book provides an implementation approach to integrating Lean and sustainability principles toward a circular economy.

Long description:

While Lean principles have been around for decades, the practices have yet to keep current with the growing area of Sustainability. This book provides an implementation approach to integrating Lean and Sustainability principles toward a circular economy.


Lean Sustainability: A Pathway to a Circular Economy illustrates an integrated Lean and Sustainability approach that is applicable to manufacturing, healthcare, service, and other industries. This comprehensive approach will guide organizations toward a circular economy to drive competitive business practices further while being environmentally, socially, and economically responsible. The eBook version includes full color images.


This book will help any industry practitioner interested in helping their business improve flow, reduce waste, and become more environmentally conscious.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction.  2. Lean Overview.  3. Sustainability Overview.  4. Systems Thinking and the Circular Economy.  5. Cultivating a Lean Sustainability Culture.  6. Integrated Lean and Sustainability Framework.  7. Selecting and Prioritizing Lean Green Projects.  8. Mapping the Value Stream for an Eco
-Friendly Flow of Material and Information.  9. Using a Lean Sustainability Lens for Business Process Mapping.  10. Analyzing Lean, Value, and Waste for Sustainable Continuous Improvement.  11. Using 5S to Reduce the Environmental Footprint.  12. Tracking Sustainability Efforts through Visual Management.  13. Utilizing Single
-Minute Exchange of Dies for an Environmentally Friendly Changeover Process.  14. Employing Total Productive Maintenance for Eco
-Friendly Equipment Maintenance.  15. Integrating Sustainability Principles into Mistake Proofing to Prevent Waste.  16. Ensuring Consistent Performance through Standard Work.  17. Environmentally Conscious Material Movement throughout the Enterprise.  18. Creating a Green Supply Chain.  19. Integrating Sustainability into the Organization?s Strategic Goals Using Hoshin Kanri.  20. Sustaining Lean Sustainability as a Strategic Initiative.  21. Shifting from a Linear to a Circular Economy.  22. Future and Challenges of Lean Green Sustainability.  23. Developing a University Sustainability Recycling Process and Metrics.  24. Implementing Lean Sustainability Practices in Agriculture.  25. Applying Lean Sustainability Principles to Fuel Testing at a National Airport.  26. Incorporating Lean Sustainability Improvement in a Hospital?s Sterile Instrument Processing.