We are delighted to announce the Official Book Launch Event 25th April 2013 – Creating a Lean & Green Business System by co-authors – Keivan Zokaei, Hunter Lovins, Andy Wood, Peter Hines.
Creating a Lean and Green Business System” is filled with case studies and examples of companies going lean and green simultaneously. Numerous examples from companies such as Toyota, Marks and Spencer, MAS, Tesco, WalMart, Adnams and many more are provided to illustrate the economic gains of going green and the green benefits of becoming lean. Extensive case studies are used to shed light on the key aspects of lean and green from strategy to operations and from people engagement to supply chains. This book gives practical guidelines on the application of lean approaches to environmental management, key benefits of lean and green, and the challenges and opportunities on the path to becoming lean and green. It also provides an up to date overview of Toyota’s latest obsession: becoming green. Case studies are underpinned by thousands of hours of research and include an up to date environmental benchmark of the auto sector.
This book puts forward a systematic way for organisations to design their green journey to eliminate green wastes and to generate green value while becoming profitable. Currently, many organisations seem to be void of systematic methods for continuous and profitable green improvements. Environmental management systems and green interventions are by and large skewed in the direction of one-off technical fixes, end of pipe solutions involving limited number of people and scattered improvements which hardly leave a lasting cultural change. On the other hand, the lean community have increasingly become aware of the importance of systematic improvements, paying attention to the cultural and leadership issues and orderly interventions such as value stream mapping or road mapping techniques.