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

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“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…show more content…
This is achieved by creating a system where (materials, information, customers) can be synced in a way that smooth flow can be achieved throughout operations; the very well synced system can help avoid unpredictability, which causes waste because people hold inventory, capacity or time, to protect them self’s from unpredictable event. Overall pinpointing, exactly what lean synchronisation in few sentences will be difficult, (Slack et, al 2013) they view lean as three things; philosophy of how to run operations, lean as a method of planning and controlling operations and lean as a set of tools that improve operations performance. Lean is a way of running operation; it is set of principles which aim to smooth the flow through processes by doing all the simple things well and progressively doing them better. Lean is also a way of planning and controlling operations, it concerns with how well managers mange material, information, and customers to flow throughout the operations. The aim is to coordinate those flows in a way they are able to eliminate waste using different techniques such as pull control . Lastly, the main pillar of what lean synchronisation is lean as a set of tools that improve operation performance; this is where operation management generally view improvement as its main purpose. Over the years more and more organisations are moving
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