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E3: Economy, Energy and Environment

E3 Value Stream Mapping - Training Modules

Purpose of the Lean and Environment Toolkit and Training Modules

  • Lean and Environment Training Modules (Version 1.0)
    • Trains Lean leaders and environmental assistance providers on strategies and tools for integrating Lean and the environment.
  • Lean and Environment Toolkit (Version 1.0)
    • Illustrates how considering environmental goals and opportunities in Lean efforts can eliminate waste, improve quality, and maximize value delivered to the customer
    • Provides practical strategies and tools for integrating environmental considerations into Lean methods

The Lean and Environment Training Modules address these questions:

  • What is environmental waste?
  • Why should I identify environmental waste in my process?
  • How will I know when I see environmental waste?
  • Where should I look for environmental wastes?
  • How do I measure the environmental impacts of a process?
  • Where can I find environmentally preferable process options?
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