Creating a Lean and Green Business System : Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability

By (author) Zokaei, Keivan; By (author) Lovins, Hunter; By (author) Wood, Andy; By (author) Hines, Peter

Things that are good for the planet are also good for business. Numerous studies from the likes of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Harvard, MIT Sloan, and others indicate that organizations that commit to goals of zero waste, zero harmful emissions, and zero use of nonrenewable resources clearly outperform their competition. Like lean thinking, greening your business is not just a 'nice to have'; at least not anymore. It is now a key economic driver for many forward looking firms. This book is packed with case studies and examples that illustrate how leading firms use lean and green as simultaneous sources of inspiration in various sectors of industry - from automotive and retail to textile and brewing. Take Toyota as an example, the holy grail of economic efficiency for decades. This book, shows that Toyota tops the green chart too, describing Toyota's notion of Monozukuri: sustainable manufacturing. Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability offers opportunities for innovation that can simultaneously reduce dependence on natural resources and enhance global prosperity. It explores less understood aspects of lean and green - discussing their evolution independently as well as the opportunities that exist in their integration, highlighting the importance of a cultural shift across the whole company. Outlining a systematic way to eliminate harmful waste while generating green value, the book explains how to: Become economically successful and environmentally sustainable by adopting the lean and green business system model Adopt a systematic approach to become lean and green, and develop your own roadmap to success Use the cutting edge tools, techniques, and methodologies developed by the authors Translate the techniques and culture that underpin lean into environmental improvements Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability supplies a new way of thinking that will allow you to boost improvement efforts and create a positively charged work environment - while contributing to the long-term well-being of the environment.

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  • Foreword by Jonathon Porritt Foreword by Doc Hall WHY LEAN AND GREEN? Introduction Creating Leaner and Greener Companies Moving to a Leaner and Greener Economy Chapter-by-Chapter Overview Need for Green Business Practices in an Economic Downturn Transforming Our Economy Endnotes Lean and Green: Principles and Strategies What Is Lean and Why Is It Green? Sustainability and the Case for Lean and Green Evolution of Corporate Sustainability Thinking Integrating Lean and Green Endnotes CREATING A LEANAND GREEN BUSINESS SYSTEM Lean and Green Business Process Management Suite of Tools for Lean and Green Process Management Interview with Mr. Steve Hope General Manager, Environmental Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, Toyota Motor Europe Lean and Green at Toyota Motor Company A Brief History Learning from the Toyota Way Toyota's Environmental Performance Monozukuri: Harmony with Nature and Society Conclusions Endnotes Lean and Green Business Leadership Lean and Green Leadership: Case Study of Adnams PLC Introduction Adnams Brewery: A History of Innovation and Community Values Where Values Meet Innovation: Sustainability Investments at Adnams Energy-Efficient Brewstream Eco-Efficient Distribution Center East Green Beer: A Celebration of Environmental Values Bio-Digester: An Industrial Ecology Incremental Sustainability Initiatives Business Gains from Sustainability: The Lean Side of Green Conclusion: Innovative Solution and Human Drivers Lean and Green Strategy Deployment Lean and Green Strategy Deployment: Case Study of Tesco Plc A Brief History Tesco: A Customer-Focused Company Conclusions Endnotes Lean and Green Supply Chain Collaboration Lean and Green Supply Chain Management: Case Study of Marks and Spencer A Brief History Engaging Staff Internally Engaging Suppliers Key Achievements of Plan A Plan A as a Key Source of Innovation Plan A and Enhancement of the M&S Brand Plan A, Resource Efficiency, and Waste Reduction Plan A in the Extended Supply Chain People Factor Synergies between Plan A and Lean Thinking in M&S Scorecard Mechanism to Embed Sustainability across the Supply Chain Current Challenges Lean and Green Intervention to Improve the M&S Supply Chain Realigning Product Specification and Recipe to Consumer Needs Minimizing Product In-Store Waste and Increasing On-Shelf Availability Reducing Inventory, Lead Time, and Number of Product Touches Reducing Demand Amplification and Demand Distortion Benefits of Lean and Green Improvement along the Whole Chain Conclusion: Role of Lean in Delivering Plan A Lean and Green Supply Chain Management: Case Study of MAS World's First Carbon-Neutral Bra: Case Study of MAS in Sri Lanka Endnotes THE WAY FORWARD Lean and Green Growth: An East Anglian Model What Is the Lean and Green Economy? Regional Context Low-Carbon Impact Sustainable Growth and Employment Conclusions and Wrap Up Bibliography References Appendix A Appendix B Index

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書名 Creating a Lean and Green Business System : Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability
著作者等 Hines, Peter
Lovins, Hunter
Wood, Andy
Zokaei, Keivan
書名別名 Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability
出版元 Taylor & Francis Inc
刊行年月 2013.05.03
ページ数 253p
ISBN 9781466571136
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国