Eastman Kodak resets its three-year Sustainability
Goals, as its adoption of lean principles have accelerated the company's performance to date. ...
... "The prevention of 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions since 2002, the equivalent of taking more than 190,000 cars off the road, is a hallmark of Kodak’s progress. A portion of this progress is attributable to Kodak’s digital transformation. However, roughly half of the overall progress is the result of applying the principles of lean manufacturing and process design, as well investments in energy-efficient equipment. " ...
Via Kodak: New Worldwide Sustainability Goals
Kodak lean focuses on energy via 2007 Sustainability Report (PDF)
: "Continued the use of multi-disciplinary employee teams and lean manufacturing methodology to aggressively improve energy efficiency. "
Kodak reduced its methylene chloride emissions via 2006 Sustainability Report (PDF)
: "Efficiency gains included application of lean manufacturing techniques, changes in air handling systems and procedural improvements. "
In 2005, Kodak exceeded its 2008 environmental goals via 2007 Kodak Park Environmental Annual Report (PDF)
: "Kodak 2008 Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) goals surpassed through efficiency gains from lean manufacturing practices, improved emission controls, and significant reductions of manufacturing assets. "
Kodak is recognized for its contributions by the US EPA. ...Lean Manufacturing and the Environment via US EPA
: "EPA’s Lean and energy partners include Baxter International, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), Eastman Kodak Corporation, Eaton Corporation, General Electric (GE) ... "
Lean kaizen is used to identify improvement opportunities. ...The Lean and Energy Toolkit techniques via US EPA
: "Eastman Kodak Company conducted energy kaizen events that significantly reduced energy use and resulted in overall savings of $15 million between 1999 and 2006. "
Kodak's lean methods have been implemented globally across its manufacturing footprint. ...Printing Plate Manufacturing Facility in Xiamen, China
: "The team in Xiamen is experienced and highly qualified. Many of our employees come from Kodak’s other operations in Xiamen. They are skilled in the process manufacturing required for high quality plate production, as well as in Kodak’s quality standards and LEAN manufacturing practices. "
Kodak makes the case for lean business process workflow in the print industry. ...
Lean Graphic Arts Business (PDF)
: "With a track record of success at non-graphic arts customers, the Kodak Operating System has recently been implemented at two print providers with very promising results ... "
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