Does your Lean and Six Sigma program properly address environmental problems? Most companies overlook these opportunities, and very few tie them into their LSS program. They are often separate and disjointed initiatives, and may be working against one another. Lean Six Sigma and the Environment was developed to show how important environmental issues are to long-term business success, and how you can leverage them within your existing improvement initiative.
The training assumes little knowledge of environmental sustainability, so your audience does not need any background information. We cover the basics on Lean and Six Sigma, in case they are new to it as well. We show you why companies need to consider the environment going forward to be a viable and strong business (for the right reasons), and we reinforce how Lean and Six Sigma are critical to reducing waste and adding value to your customers. Next, we discuss what changes are required to make both initiatives work together closely. We also provide case studies of companies that have already successfully blended both initiatives together. We show some Lean and Six Sigma tools that can be used as-is (or slightly modified) to make environmental issues stand out. Finally, we provide a checklist for your audience on how they can integrate “going green” and Lean Six Sigma together. We also provide links to websites and books that reinforce our training material.
Training your company has just become easier! For only $49, we feel you will be able to reach many different audiences in your company, from top-level executives to key workers and employees, and explain how sustainability (green) can connect with your improvement initiative.
How long would it take you to develop your own course? Weeks? Months? Unless you can develop a similar course in less than an hour, this course will pay for itself at least one hundred times over!
The course is yours to keep. Feel free to edit, change or modify however you want, or don’t change a thing and teach directly from our material. There are a total of 85 slides, so plan on a 2-3 hour class. Or take out slides you don’t want to stay within time constraints.
No recurring costs, no “per student” charge, and no special software to download. Your employees can refer back to it anytime they like. Send it in a global email to everyone in your company, if you’d like!
Don’t spend thousands of dollars hiring a consultant to come in and speak in general terms. Use your knowledge of your company’s improvement program and environmental problems to elaborate on the material we have put together. Add some specific company issues or examples, to really bring the concepts home. Unless you can show how these concepts relate to actual issues that your employees and leadership deal with, you will have a hard time making much of an improvement in the way sustainability is viewed.
We have done all the hard work for you, so just follow these simple steps…
- Download the Powerpoint course from our website (did we mention it was only $49)
- Edit the master slide with your company logo
- Skim the speaker notes, maybe add a few of your own company specific examples
- Start training your company!
The course is divided into some key sections:
- What is Sustainability? – Definition, Triple Bottom Line, how it impacts businesses
- Why companies are becoming more sustainable – Financial, Employees, Customers and Risk/Legal reasons, Waste Pyramid, Examples of making greener decisions, biomimicry, greenwashing and carbon footprint
- Why “Green” needs to be added to Lean Six Sigma – Environmental waste examples, Go and See (gemba), SIPOC, Why LSS programs overlook environmental problems, good and bad “value”, W.A.S.T.E (Water, Air, Solids, Toxins, Energy), suboptimization case study, multiple case studies
- Integrating “green” into Lean Six Sigma activities – Event checklist, 5S, OEE, Visual Controls, QDIP/SQDC boards, VSM, Fishbone Diagrams, DMAIC, Regression, Run/Control charts, Gage R&R, FMEA
- Resources and Next Steps – Checklist of next steps for you, website links, books and contact info
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