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Title: Waste reduction through Kaizen approach: A case study of a company in India
Authors: Goyal A.
Agrawal, Rajat
Chokhani R.K.
Saha C.
Published in: Waste Management and Research
Abstract: The growth in manufacturing activities for economic development is putting a lot of pressure on the environment. One such impact is due to generation of waste from hazardous material. The best way for hazardous waste management is either elimination or substitution with non-hazardous material. The case study in the present paper is focused on the problem of hazardous waste reduction in absence of non-hazardous substitution. In absence of any non-hazardous substitute of hazardous material, waste generation can be reduced using improvement techniques such as Kaizen to improve the manufacturing process. An Indian company improved the manufacturing procedure with very low cost to reduce waste generation of hazardous material. The outcome of this Kaizen project is the reduction of waste by 13.8% at very low cost. Along with waste reduction, cost saving, and other resource savings are another benefits. This case study provides insight about the use of Kaizen for environmentally sustainable manufacturing. © The Author(s) 2018.
Citation: Waste Management and Research (2019), 37(1): 102-107
URI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X18796205
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/9772
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Keywords: continuous improvement
ecological footprint
Kaizen
sustainable manufacturing
Waste reduction
ISSN: 0734242X
Author Scopus IDs: 57205360861
57209499374
57205359546
57205359342
Author Affiliations: Goyal, A., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Haridwar, India
Agrawal, R., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Chokhani, R.K., Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Haridwar, India
Saha, C., Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Haridwar, India
Corresponding Author: Goyal, A.; Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: ankgoy@gmail.com
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