Lean transformation for green and financially Viable foundries

Rakshit, NH and Rodrigues, Lewlyn L R (2013) Lean transformation for green and financially Viable foundries. In: International Conference on Advanced Research in Mechanical Engineering, 6th Jan 2013, Hyderabad.

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Lean manufacturing is a business model and collection of tactical methods that emphasize eliminating non-value added activities while delivering quality products on time at least cost with greater efficiency. However only recently have studies linked lean management philosophies with improving environmental sustainability. These studies suggest that lean manufacturing is more than a set oflean tools that can optimize manufacturing efficiencies; it is a process and mindset that needs to be integratedinto daily manufacturing systems to achieve sustainability. The foundry industry, as well as manufacturing ingeneral, has significant challenges in the current regulatory and political climate with developing an economicallyand a green business model. Lean manufacturing has proven itself as a model for botheconomic and environmental sustainability. Several recent studies have shown that both lean andGreen techniques and “zero-waste” policies also lead to reductions in overall cost. These strategies havebeen examined for the foundry industry. Thispaper will review the current literature and describe how lean and green can provide a relevant framework forenvironmentally and economically sustainable foundries. Examples of lean and green technologies and techniqueswhich can be applied to foundries in an Indian context will be described.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green manufacturing; lean manufacturing; environmental sustainability; pollution control.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 11:40
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 11:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139657

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