LEAN & GREEN COURSE - KTH LEANCENTRUM

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  • DURATION
    6 WEEKS
  • SUBJECT AREA
    Production and Logistics
  • COURSE LEVEL
    Other
  • CREDITS
    1.5 HP
  • INSTITUTION
    KTH
  • STUDY TYPE
    Distance
  • START DATE
    2023-04-18
  • END DATE
    2023-05-30

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is taught in Swedish.

Expand your Lean toolbox with a "Green Kaizen" tool that works!

We now have less than seven years to meet the 1.5 degree target based on the CO2 budget calculated by the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). New technologies and new environmental investments are an important part of the societal transformation needed, but equally important is changing the way we work and behave in our daily lives and workplaces to reduce our environmental impact. In this course you will get training on an environmental improvement tool that has been successfully tested in a number of companies. The tool engages co-workers and teams to reduce the environmental impact in their own workplace and also helps to accelerate the pace of improvement. The course has four main themes:

  1. Identifying waste to avoid risk of harm to people and the environment
  2. Using improvement methodology for environmental and resource efficiency improvements
  3. Analysing and developing sustainable processes
  4. Working with visions and goals for long-term sustainable development

Waste is anything that is not necessary of energy, raw materials, equipment, components, land, space and working time, to meet the customer's needs. With "green Lean glasses", the risks of harm to people and the environment are the most unnecessary and in the long run the most expensive wastes, not least for the climate.

Lean & Green is a refresher course in green lean tools for those who want to build and develop a sustainable organisation. We use the Green Performance Map, an improvement tool for environmental and resource efficiency that also helps to identify opportunities for a more circular economy.

Course objectives

After completing the course you should be able to:

  • Use the Green Performance Map tool to identify environmental failures and engage the whole staff in the improvement process
  • Understand how the approach could be implemented in your organisation
  • Integrate environmental improvement work into daily lean work

Course outline

The course consists of 4 digital half days plus homework. These include lectures, group discussions and practical exercises, including sustainability analysis of a process within your own organisation. You will be given a homework assignment between the course days in order to deepen your knowledge of Lean & Green. The assignment is based on your own and your organisation's work with sustainable development.

The course is conducted by KTH Leancentrum in Södertälje. The lecturers are researchers and practitioners from KTH and RISE IVF.

Among other things, you will learn:

  • Seeing "green" as part of lean
  • Identifying environmental failures in the workplace
  • Using the "Green Performance Map" tool

Target group

Supervisors, production managers, environmental managers and lean coordinators.

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