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Getting Results from Lean and Green

  • 24 Jun 2010
  • KIK Corporation, 13 Bethridge Rd, Toronto, M9W 1M6

Utilizing green practices to generate value, cut wastes, and avoid costs

This full-day, interactive workshop reveals the hidden and costly wastes often overlooked in organizations. By using a real facility facing real challenges, participants will gain hands on training in a simple and systematic process for eliminating waste that can protect margins while increasing profitability and competitiveness. By focusing on the reduction and avoidance of costs, as seen through an interactive tour of KIK Corporation, this workshop will provide basic tools to quickly realize both short-term and long-term benefits that yield immediate savings while putting in place commonsense structures to ensure future savings by moving towards sustainability.

The practical and hands-on design of this workshop is based on familiar Lean Thinking to make previously ignored wastes visible by applying today’s valuable environmental spot light. The step-by-step process used describes how to identify, measure, and move toward the elimination of the 7 key environmental wastes of Energy, Water, Materials, Garbage, Transportation, Emissions and Biodiversity which consume significant resources in most companies and now must be addressed.

About KIK Corporation
With 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America, KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

1. Be familiar with the end game of going green – business sustainment through Environmental Sustainment
2. Understand, how wastes impact competitiveness, the bottom line, relationships with customers, and employee retention
3. Know the typical approach for integrating the Green process with existing processes and programs
4. Understand the typical process for developing solutions to minimize and move toward the elimination of the 7 key wastes to yield both immediate and long-term savings
5. Be familiar with the simple Green Stream Mapping tool used to identify the green wastes and the opportunities
6. Have the ability to discuss a ‘go forward’ justification that produces typical short-term and long-term savings, contribution to positive cash flow, and other benefits to be typically expected and achieved.

Date: Thursday June 24, 2010
: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
KIK Corporation, 13 Bethridge Rd, Toronto, M9W 1M6
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: $150 members/$200 non-members.

For further information please contact Jennifer Taves at 416-661-6600 extension 5570 or at  

Or register at

Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA)

192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2C2

Tel: 416-531-7884 Email: info[at]

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