Lean & Green
Lean & Low Environmental Impact Manufacturing
This 2009 study explored the contribution of lean manufacturing to low environmental impact manufacturing and re-examined the concepts of “Best Practice” developed in the latter half of the 20th century. The purpose was to see whether these concepts still hold true in the light of 21st century business issues, or whether new business models, and tools to support them, will be required. The approach taken will form the building blocks required for developing a large-scale study that will inform businesses and policy makers in creating a sustainable manufacturing'