Lean Sustainability

Book description

The Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance defines safety as the maintenance of peace of mind. Without peace of mind, or the serenity brought about by a safe working environment, employees will be unwilling and even unable to focus their energies on production improvement. Thus, it can be said that all improvement begins with safety.

Winner of a 2013 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award!

A how-to manual on the proper integration of safety and environmental sustainability with Lean implementations, Lean Sustainability: Creating Safe, Enduring, and Profitable Operations provides a proven recipe for achieving safety and sustainability excellence. This book is the result of the author’s two decades of experience implementing Lean; Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE); and sustainability processes in the chemical, food, and consumer products industries. It unveils valuable lessons learned and little-known tips for eliminating waste and increasing process efficiency—while reducing safety incidents and the overall impact on the environment.

The text illustrates how to use the SHE Pillar as a gateway to continuous improvement, regardless of the improvement methodology you use. Bolstered with proven methodologies and real-world advice, it introduces novel approaches for achieving safety and sustainability excellence, including:

  • Autonomous Safety—supplying employees with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to work safely
  • Triple Zero—the achievement of zero accidents, zero environmental incidents, and zero losses
  • Green Value Stream Mapping—the application of Value Stream Mapping to environmental and sustainability issues

Although there are many books on Lean, sustainability, and SHE, few explain how to integrate these dynamic tools. Walking you through this process, this book supplies the tools to create a synergy that will boost efficiencies across all segments of your business. Follow its advice and you’ll be on your way to making your organization and employees Lean, green, and serene.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover (1/2)
  2. Front Cover (2/2)
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Chapter 1: Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Pillar: Foundation of Lean Continuous Improvement (1/5)
  8. Chapter 1: Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Pillar: Foundation of Lean Continuous Improvement (2/5)
  9. Chapter 1: Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Pillar: Foundation of Lean Continuous Improvement (3/5)
  10. Chapter 1: Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Pillar: Foundation of Lean Continuous Improvement (4/5)
  11. Chapter 1: Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Pillar: Foundation of Lean Continuous Improvement (5/5)
  12. Chapter 2: Autonomous SHE (1/3)
  13. Chapter 2: Autonomous SHE (2/3)
  14. Chapter 2: Autonomous SHE (3/3)
  15. Chapter 3: Preparation Phase: Laying the Foundation for SHE Excellence (1/7)
  16. Chapter 3: Preparation Phase: Laying the Foundation for SHE Excellence (2/7)
  17. Chapter 3: Preparation Phase: Laying the Foundation for SHE Excellence (3/7)
  18. Chapter 3: Preparation Phase: Laying the Foundation for SHE Excellence (4/7)
  19. Chapter 3: Preparation Phase: Laying the Foundation for SHE Excellence (5/7)
  20. Chapter 3: Preparation Phase: Laying the Foundation for SHE Excellence (6/7)
  21. Chapter 3: Preparation Phase: Laying the Foundation for SHE Excellence (7/7)
  22. Chapter 4: Integrating SHE into the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar (1/8)
  23. Chapter 4: Integrating SHE into the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar (2/8)
  24. Chapter 4: Integrating SHE into the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar (3/8)
  25. Chapter 4: Integrating SHE into the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar (4/8)
  26. Chapter 4: Integrating SHE into the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar (5/8)
  27. Chapter 4: Integrating SHE into the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar (6/8)
  28. Chapter 4: Integrating SHE into the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar (7/8)
  29. Chapter 4: Integrating SHE into the Autonomous Maintenance Pillar (8/8)
  30. Chapter 5: Integrating SHE, Planned Maintenance, and Early Management (1/3)
  31. Chapter 5: Integrating SHE, Planned Maintenance, and Early Management (2/3)
  32. Chapter 5: Integrating SHE, Planned Maintenance, and Early Management (3/3)
  33. Chapter 6: Focused Improvement, Training and Education, and SHE (1/4)
  34. Chapter 6: Focused Improvement, Training and Education, and SHE (2/4)
  35. Chapter 6: Focused Improvement, Training and Education, and SHE (3/4)
  36. Chapter 6: Focused Improvement, Training and Education, and SHE (4/4)
  37. Chapter 7: SHE Pillar Activities (1/7)
  38. Chapter 7: SHE Pillar Activities (2/7)
  39. Chapter 7: SHE Pillar Activities (3/7)
  40. Chapter 7: SHE Pillar Activities (4/7)
  41. Chapter 7: SHE Pillar Activities (5/7)
  42. Chapter 7: SHE Pillar Activities (6/7)
  43. Chapter 7: SHE Pillar Activities (7/7)
  44. Chapter 8: Lean and Green: Applying Lean to the Environment (1/4)
  45. Chapter 8: Lean and Green: Applying Lean to the Environment (2/4)
  46. Chapter 8: Lean and Green: Applying Lean to the Environment (3/4)
  47. Chapter 8: Lean and Green: Applying Lean to the Environment (4/4)
  48. Bibliography (1/2)
  49. Bibliography (2/2)
  50. Back Cover

Product information

  • Title: Lean Sustainability
  • Author(s): Dennis Averill
  • Release date: August 2011
  • Publisher(s): CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781439895290