How Lean And How Companies Reduced Their Environmental Impact On Their Products

2315 WordsAug 29, 201410 Pages
“Lean synchronization is the aim of achieving the flow of products and services which is able to deliver exactly what customers want, in exact quantities, exactly when needed, exactly where required at the lowest possible cost” (Slack et al, 2010) . Lean’s mandate to eliminate waste, this aspect makes it an ideal way for organisations to minimize their impact their products have on the environmental. The waste that has impact on the environment is: bad use of material, people management, inadequate process design, inefficient production etc. In this essay I will further elaborate what Lean synchronization is and how companies reduced their environmental impact on their products; I will also be illustrating this further by using two examples. Lean synchronization originally called ‘just in time’ adapted from the Toyota motor company, where we first saw; method of operations, planning, control and an approach to improvement. Lean synchronization allowed organisation to meet demand instantaneously, with perfect quality and no waste. The word synchronization means that the flow of items (materials, information or customer) that constitutes services and products always delivers exactly what customers want (preferred quality), in exact quantities (neither too much nor too little), exactly when needed (not too early or too late), and exactly where required (not to the wrong location). Lean synchronization is to do all this at the lowest possible cost . Lean synchronization
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