‘Use Lean to Go GREEN’ is the theme of a daylong workshop on Lean manufacturing being organised by Cincom Systems of Australia in collaboration with Level 5 Lean.
With the Carbon Tax due to launch in July 2012, businesses need to begin assessing their waste production and environmental plans for the future.
Use Lean to Go GREEN aims to help manufacturing companies in the Newcastle and Hunter region understand the link between lean thinking, green thinking and change management, allowing participants to develop practical action points to take back to their businesses.
The hands-on workshop will help participants harness the power of Lean manufacturing principles to produce environmentally sustainable results.
According to Grant Forsdick, Director of Level 5 Lean and presenter of the event, businesses are under increasing pressure from a regulatory as well as a societal perspective to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact on the earth.
Lean provides the leadership thinking, principles and tools to reduce environmental wastes in addition to traditional machine losses and lean wastes.
Topics of ‘Use Lean to Go GREEN’ workshop:
- Green Stream Mapping
- Measuring environmental wastes
- Using lean thinking principles to eliminate environmental wastes
- Benefits of a combined approach to waste reduction
Dr Gary Ellem is a leader in the Future Industries Think Tank at the University of Newcastle’s Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment. John Downie is the founder of the specialised carbon advisory firm, Carbon Coach.
Use Lean to Go GREEN will be held on Wednesday, 7 March 2012 at Quality Inn Noah’s on the Beach, Newcastle and will be limited to 30 people. The event will run from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Cincom Systems of Australia is a major supporter of business innovation and has a strong relationship with Level 5 Lean and the Lean and Green concept. According to CEO Greg Mills, Cincom’s role is to provide technology enablers that help organisations achieve those Lean and Green outcomes, with a few of these tools being showcased at the workshop.