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Sustainable manufacturing is associated with lean practices. This section introduces lean manufacturing and its relationship with sustainability. It also provides information about implementing lean practices and how they improve performance.

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EPA Lean Manufacturing EPA Lean Manufacturing

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Date added: 10/28/2010
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This report focuses on ‘lean manufacturing’—defining it and discussing its relationship with the environmental performance of a ‘lean’ organization. Using data collected in a study of this subject in 2000, the EPA created this report to increase awareness of lean manufacturing in the hopes of generating greater environmental and economic benefits from it in the future for organizations and companies that implement it.

EPA Lean Energy Toolkit EPA Lean Energy Toolkit

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Date added: 10/28/2010
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This report is designed to help organizations in reducing their energy use and improving performance through Lean manufacturing—a production system originally developed by Toyota. Looking at the experiences and practices of several industries, this report lays out several strategies for improving energy and environmental performance while achieving Lean goals as well.

"Life" is Our Ultimate Customer: From Lean to Sustainability "Life" is Our Ultimate Customer: From Lean to Sustainability

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Date added: 12/21/2010
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This article discusses how lean manufacturing principles have helped guide industry over the past decades, trying to make manufacturing more efficient with less waste. While the article argues that this is good, it also stresses that lean and sustainability are not always the same and that sustainability should be the ultimate goal in these types of operations. Sustainability is defined and explained here before the article goes into the benefits of sustainable practices and techniques and tools for achieving sustainability.

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