Lean and Green Case Studies
Washington State Lean and Green Projects
Pilot projects at three companies have inspired an ongoing culture and practice of continuous improvement surrounding productivity, environmental performance, and safety. These manufacturers significantly improved productivity as well as reduced costs and environmental waste. The Washington Lean and Environment Project Final Report is now available, as is its executive summary.
Lasco Bathware in Yelm, Washington completed their project in January 2007. Annual savings of over $130,000 have been realized, with an expected additional $30,000 following implementation of all remaining actions. Lasco Bathware significantly improved productivity, reduced energy consumption, and reduced the generation of solid waste.
Columbia Paint in Spokane, Washington completed their project in late March, 2007. Columbia Paint realized over $135,000 in annual cost savings from lean and environmental improvements.
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