Economic Impact
The results are in! Implementing a sustainability strategy is no longer just for large organizations. Following are some real world examples:
  • A small manufacturing company increased their capacity within one week by participating in a tailored cycle time reduction process, saving 1.2 million. They redesigned their production scheduling and work-in-processes to better utilize their existing resources.
  • A family owned business reduced the amount of time it took them to produce approved kitchen designs by 56% while reducing their scrap by 34%, after participating in a custom designed sustainability process.
  • A medium-sized, family owned manufacturing company reduced rework, scrap and waste in the production of pre-stressed concrete beams by creating a more efficient process for producing and communicating changes in specification drawings between sales, engineering and production. The savings have generated millions of dollars.
  • A community hospital (270 beds) was looking for ways to improve their overall effectiveness in the community and to their patients. They embarked on a three year improvement plan that started with strategy development, followed by the implementation of a management development process to improve the skills and attitudes of their management team. Core processes were revised and waste was eliminated. Financial performance improved along with patient and employee satisfaction. Improved environmental impact was felt by reducing waste and costs.
  • By looking for ways to save money, reduce waste, and generally make their processes more efficient, Subaru of Indiana reduced electricity consumption by 14% on a per-car basis since 2000 and has not shipped any waste to a landfill since 2004.

It is clear that there are real, big time benefits to launching a program of sustainability. Want to know more?