Lean manufacturing essentials
- A leaner IT -- seven targets for waste reduction. Stoller, Jacob // CMA Management;Mar2009, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p42
The article focuses on targets for waste reduction involving the use of information technology (IT) in a manufacturing business. It notes that numerous servers would take up space and require high maintenance. It also recommends that local inkjet printers, fax machines and copiers should be...
- THE ABCs OF DIVERTING 50 PERCENT-PLUS. // BioCycle;Jul2000, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p54
Focuses on the waste reduction programs of several cities in the United States. Waste reduction in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Factors that influenced the success of waste reduction in Bellevue, Washington; Information on the composting program in Chatham, New Jersey.
- Source reduction and the real world. Arrandale, Tom // Governing;Jan97, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p57
Proposes ways to minimize waste. Pitfalls of current proposals designed to influence the packaging choices of manufacturers and consumers; Backyard composting; Recycling-collection programs; Source reduction strategies; Incorporation of waste-reduction tips into nutrition advice given to poor...
- Cutting Waste At the Source. Fagiano, David // Management Review;Jun92, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p4
Discusses the importance of dealing with waste at the beginning of the distribution chain. Attempts at post consumer waste handling; Positive aspects of recycling; Back-end problems caused by economics and capacity; Efforts of industry to create an infrastructure to handle recyclables;...
- Haste Makes Waste? Not Any Longer. Raney, Chris // Paperboard Packaging;Nov2006, Vol. 91 Issue 11, p8
The article shares the author's ideas on how to control production waste on folding carton plants. He says that the way to control production waste is to train, maintain, improve and upgrade. He emphasizes that effective waste reduction requires a thorough study of every aspect of the production...
- BEYOND RECYCLING... ZERO WASTE OR DARN NEAR. Lombardi, Eric; Goldstein, Jerome // BioCycle;Sep2001, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p75
Comments on the concept of Zero Waste. Opinion on recycling; Basic tenets of the concept. INSET: BIGGEST HURDLE FOR ZERO WASTE, by Jerome Goldstein.
- Cleaner production: A new horizon. Asolekar, Shyam R. // Chemical Business;Sep99, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p111
Discusses the use of clean production techniques in minimization of waste and manufacturing chemicals. Definition of cleaner production or clean technologies; Details on source reduction and recycling; Constraints in adopting cleaner production.
- Less Is More: Stopping Packaging Waste at the Source. Marenghi, Catherine // Management Review;Jun92, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p18
Focuses on the practice of source reduction in the United States, or the creation of less packaging. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) call for industry to cut down on packaging waste by weight, volume and toxicity; Slowdown of the depletion of natural resources; Prolonging of the...
- Waste minimisation: process or resource efficiency. Stranks, Jeremy // A-Z of the Environment;2008, p459
Information about waste minimization by process or resource efficiency is presented. It refers to the reduction of waste through understanding and changing of processes from the source of waste. Waste minimization could be done through using substitutions of less environmentally harmful...