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    Lean Means Sustainability – Step 2 – Measure

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

    Earlier I wrote how to start a lean sustainability initiative by defining objectives and framework. Step 2 of the DMAIC cycle is “Measure”. It sounds obvious that we need to know where we are before we know in which direction we need to go. By measuring we are trying to understand where we are, and […]

    12 Principles Of Green Engineering

    Thursday, February 18th, 2010

    In 2003 scientists proposed ideas for green engineering. Based on work done to articulate principles for green chemistry, Anastas and Zimmermann developed principles for “Green Engineering”. I do like the pragmatic approach inherent in these principles. I think it is worth to look at these principles: 12 Priciples For Green Engineering: Inherent Rather Than Circumstantial […]

    Lean Means Sustainability – Step 1 – Define

    Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

    Increasing efficiency is the name of the game. The objective is to reduce waste and get more value into the product. Thus improving profits and decreasing environmental impacts. Lean Management, Six Sigma and other management philosophies offer tools to get sustainability efforts right. For instance, Six Sigma offers DMAIC – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. […]

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