Friday, February 09, 2007

A cool resource from the EPA

A cool resource…from the EPA, of all places!

Long time Lean buddy Gary Stewart of just passed along to me a very nice Lean resource which is new to me.

The Environmental Protection Agency has published a free handbook, Lean and the Environment. No, it’s not about Al Gore’s new weight loss program. Rather, it is a very nicely prepared introduction to Lean with specific applications to identify and eliminate hazardous waste usage and discharge. It covers the basics of Lean, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Events, 5S and other useful topics. It is printable and, at 90 pages, has substance while being accessible.

It is encouraging to see a resource like this from the public sector. I hope you find it useful.