Green Side of Lean This training reviews the “Green” opportunities that are overlooked during Traditional Lean Implementations which focus on process improvement opportunities that reduce cycle time and lead time.

Green Fundamentals – A Green Enterprise produces more with existing resources by eliminating non-value added activities while reducing their environmental impacts.  Green-Lean establishes a systematic approach to eliminating these wastes and creating flow throughout the whole company.  The benefits of Green include: reduce Energy usage, reduce Water consumption and contamination, reduce Material consumption and waste, improve air quality, and improve profitability.

Green Stream Mapping – How Green is your Organization?  How can Green Opportunities be visualized?  Is there a diagnostic tool I can use?  Green Stream Mapping will answer these questions.  This training will introduce the tools to analyze where the organization stands on the Green Continuum.  Through the development of the Green Stream Map, participants will learn how to identify Green Opportunities along their individual Value Streams.  The presentation will include the history of Lean and Green, and how to identify Conventional Waste versus Green Opportunities.  Similar to Lean, organizations need to identify and rectify their Non Value Added Green Challenges.

Green Kaizen – Green Kaizen is a term derived from the Japanese concept of Continuous Improvement.  As part of a Green Transformation, Kaizen is a tool used, in a team environment, to identify and modify “non-green” processes within an organization’s operations.  The Kaizen team will be empowered to identify green waste, and brainstorm interventions to improve the entire targeted system. The training begins with the identification of a specific team to be trained to improve a specific process.  The team is trained on how to develop a problem statement, how to identify target metrics for the green improvement validation, brainstorming techniques on how to identify and document green opportunities, and how to convert these opportunities into actionable items.  The training continues throughout the actual project to maintain focus on the initial targeted metrics.  Reviews and corrections to the action items reinforce the learning process.  Toward the completion of the training project, the team is taught how to debrief the project, and how to sustain continuous improvement after the Green Kaizen is complete.

Energy Conservation – Many of the products and processes used every day consume more power than necessary to get the job done.  There are also many products on the market that assist in using less energy.  This training will identify the major and minor projects that can be implemented to reduce power consumption.  It will also examine alternative sources for energy savings.

Environmental Waste Reductions – Waste reduction is one of the most important environmental issues facing businesses today.  The course will review waste generation, such as paper, cardboard, food waste, metal, glass, and plastics in facilities and discuss common waste reduction and recycling opportunities that may be used to better manage this portion of the facility’s waste stream.

ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor This Exemplar Global (formally RABQSA) certified course meets the training requirements for the Exemplar Global Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditors, Auditors and Provisional Auditors. This course makes extensive use of student activities and case studies to help students fully understand the requirements of auditing to the ISO 14001:2015 standard. Lecture time is held to a minimum providing student’s time to learn and then practice their newly acquired skills in real-life audit situations that assure that students are prepared to conduct effective audits. If you satisfactorily complete all the required evaluations, you will receive a “Successful Completion” certificate to demonstrate that you have met the training requirement for individual EMS auditor certification by the Exemplar Global. Before becoming a registered as a Lead Auditor, there are also professional requirements that must be met, including conducting a number of verifiable audits, educational requirements, workplace experience, and sponsorship.