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Applying Lean Six Sigma to the Environment

EC 030: Lean and Green and the 8 Wastes – GoGreen Portland Conference 2017

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In this podcast, I share a video taken at the 2017 GoGreen Conference held in Portland last October. The presentation talked about how Lean concepts can be used to address the people and planet side of sustainability. I co-presented with Matt Horvat, the founder of our nonprofit volunteering group called Lean Portland. We show a great video from Toyota about applying lean to a nonprofit, talk about the culture of engaging people, discuss the 8 forms of waste (reduced to 3 for simplicity) and practice identifying waste while watching a pizza making video. We also share some examples of work we’ve done with some local nonprofits and then open it up for Q&A.



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