University of Central Arkansas Baxter International Inc Lean Manufacturing Case Study Discussion

Many organizations have found that implementing lean concepts and tools results in improvements in environmental performance, even when lean activities were not initiated for environmental reasons since environmental savings are often not part of the “business case” for lean improvement activities.However, organizations implementing lean do not necessarily quantify the environmental performance gains associated with their lean initiatives.Here are three web sites with examples of case studies showing environmental benefits that result from lean implementation.

https://www.epa.gov/lean/lean-government-resources#tab-2

https://www.epa.gov/lean/state-lean-activity#casestudies

https://www.epa.gov/lean/case-studies-and-best-practices

Visit the websites and study these examples. Search for the Case Study you would like to write about. To complete the assignment, you will select a case study, summarizing major points and answering the following questions:

  1. What is the selected business? Give a brief company background, products, and location of headquarters.
  2. How were the efforts led? Did leadership in the company empower employees? and how?
  3. What are tools/applications used in Lean Six Sigma implementation of this case?
  4. What were the business results? Was it in environmental improvements, was it in quality or costs, was it in delivery, etc.?
  5. Conclusion and your recommendation. How the case can be improved for the better results; what is your proposed methods; and what tools/techniques can be applied in your method?Your writing should be in 2-3 pages (Word document in Time New Roman 12, single space

    ” attach the link of the case study”

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