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Lean

Lean Manufacturing Publications

Lean Manufacturing and the Environment: Ignoring the 8th Deadly Waste Leaves Money on the Table - an article from Target magazine

Lean Manufacturing and the Environment: Research on Advanced Manufacturing Systems and the Environment and Recommendations for Leveraging Better Environmental Performance

Pursuing Perfection - case studies examining Lean manufacturing strategies, pollution prevention, and environmental regulatory management implications

Resource Guide to Effective Utility Management and Lean - water-sector utilities can use these two important and complementary approaches to reduce waste throughout their operations, while continuing to improve utility products and services for customers

Washington Lean and Environment Project Final Report - a study on three pilot projects in various manufacturing sectors in Washington state