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Environmental Professional’s Guide to Lean and Six Sigma: Appendix B

Lean and Environment Resources

Lean and Environment Publications

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lean and Environment Toolkit. Revised October, 2007.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lean and Chemicals Toolkit. Revised October, 2009.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lean and Energy Toolkit. Revised August, 2011.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lean and Water Toolkit. Revised October, 2011.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Lean Manufacturing and the Environment: Research on Advanced Manufacturing Systems and the Environment and Recommendations for Leveraging Better Environmental Performance.” October 2003.
  • Association for Manufacturing Excellence. Green Manufacturing: Case Studies in Leadership and Improvement. New York: Productivity Press, 2008.
  • Bergmiller, Gary and Paul McCright. “Are Lean and Green Programs Synergistic?” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2009.
  • Bergmiller, Gary and Paul McCright. “Lean Manufacturers’ Transcendence to Green Manufacturing.” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2009.
  • Bergmiller, Gary and Paul McCright. “Parallel Models for Lean and Green Operations.” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2009.
  • Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1999.
  • Kidwell, Mitch. “Lean Manufacturing and the Environment: Ignoring the 8th Deadly Waste Leaves Money on the Table.” Target 22, no. 6 (2006).
  • Soltero, Conrad, and Gregory Waldrip. “Using Kaizen to Reduce Waste and Prevent Pollution.” Environmental Quality Management (Spring 2002).
  • Tice, Jennifer, Lori Ahouse, and Tim Larson. “Lean Production and EMSs: Aligning Environmental Management with Business Priorities.” Environmental Quality Management 15, no. 2 (Winter 2005): 1–12.
  • Venegas, Carlos and Heather Beseler. Lean Ecology: A Perfect Pair. Video. Seattle: Straus Forest, 2008. 
  • Venegas, Carlos. “The Kaizen Workshop: How to Play an Active, Influential Role.” A Guide for the Environmental Health and Safety Professional. Straus Forest, 2008.
  • Waldrip, Greg. “Integrating the Elements for Sustainable Manufacturing.” Environmental Quality Management (Winter 1999): 33–43.
  • Wlodarczyk, Judy, Robert B Pojasek, Dave Moore, and Greg Waldrip. “Using a Systems Approach to Improve Process and Environmental Performance,” Environmental Quality Management (Summer 2000): 53–62.

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