This module is not only about green-ing and lean-ing your operations — it is beginning with the environment in mind and designing it right from the get-go. In this video, you will look at the benefits of green building, lean manufacturing, effective supply chains, etc. It covers topics such as the Toyota Way, Cradle-to-Cradle design, the Walmart Scorecard and Biomimicry. Through this video you can learn how to "green" the tangible operations of your company and save money at the same time.

Module Objectives:

  • Be able to compare and contrast traditional business operations with sustainable operations by applying a triple-bottom-line perspective to traditional business
  • Learn to identify financial opportunities hidden in unused waste streams and how to "green” your office
  • Understand common supply-chain pressures and become familiar with supplier score-cards to understand the policies by which companies need to abide
  • Learn about the different ways that lean, Cradle-to-Cradle, Biomimicry and the Toyota Way can improve a business's operations