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A Case Study on Lean Manufacturing Strategies

Over the past several years U.S. EPA’s Office of Reinvention has been involved in a number of “regulatory responsiveness” initiatives. These include the Common Sense Initiative, Project XL, and Pollution Prevention in Permitting Program (P4). In working with a variety of businesses in the context of these initiatives, certain project participants noted that corporate manufacturing strategies and initiatives often produced substantial resource productivity enhancements.

At the same time, the responsiveness and continuous improvement aspects of these strategies were driving on-going modifications to operating equipment and operating parameters that could be subject to new environmental permitting and/or modifications to existing permits. This meant that desired changes could be subject to regulatory bottlenecks (in terms of time, uncertainty, and administrative costs) that could constrain responsiveness, continuous improvement, and, ultimately resource productivity gains. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Colonial Supplemental Insurance

Protecting sensitive customer information is no longer simply a good business practice. It is a business requirement. If common sense and industry best practices are not compelling enough reasons for companies to take aggressive action to protect customer information, recent news of fines and penalties imposed by government regulators on companies that failed to provide adequate protection should certainly spur them do so.

This business imperative presented Colonial Supplemental Insurance with a pressing and unique challenge. Colonial is a market leader in providing voluntary insurance to employees and their families through the workplace. Its supplemental insurance products include disability, accident, life, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance policies. Click here to read more on Colonial Supplemental Insurance

Case Study about Amici Procurement Solutions

Lean thinking is common sense but opened up a methodology which is logical and can be used to challenge any problem. I find I am using LEAN tools and thinking daily and have been teaching LEAN to my colleagues
Chris Roarty, Purchasing Analyst.

Amici Procurement Solutions provides cutting edge sourcing solutions to companies across the Lifescience industry and beyond. Founded in 2005 the company has seen substantial growth and now has over 1 million products within its portfolio. Amici guarantees to deliver substantial savings to its client base along with improved supplier performance and improved procurement processes.

Why Lean: Amici is a very ambitious company with an objective of every laboratory in the country using its services. In order to achieve this, the company is aware that they need to achieve more with the same resources to enable growth in a structured and efficient manner. Their success to-date has been excellent however the company recognises that many of the processes could be made Lean and staff would benefit from a true understanding of the whole philosophy of Lean Management. Read further about Amici Procurement Solutions

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Case Study for Logan and Albert Hotel

Logan & Albert Hotel is situated in Brisbane Street, Beaudesert which is part of the Scenic Rim Area. The hotel had a major renovation in 2006/7 and since then the electricity accounts each month have been large – due to all the refrigeration and Poker Machines left running 24 hours a day. The Hotel has three large function rooms, restaurant, Sports Bar, Bottle Shop and Gaming area. We started the Low Carbon Workshop without any knowledge of what it was all about. We listened to what Sally MacKinnon was saying – most of it was common sense, I directed two additional staff on duty in the hotel to attend the workshop and we all took the opportunity to take a positive step and lower our carbon emissions and reduce our electricity monthly accounts at work and at home which in turn would save us all money. Continue reading..

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