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IJAT Vol.11 No.4 pp. 615-622
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2017.p0615
(2017)

Development Report:

Application of Green and Lean Production at Ricoh

Andy Whyle and Rob Bland

Ricoh UK Products Limited
Priorslee Telford TF2 9NN, UK

Corresponding author

Received:
January 18, 2017
Accepted:
March 30, 2017
Online released:
June 29, 2017
Published:
July 5, 2017
Keywords:
green, lean, continuous improvement, sustainable manufacturing
Abstract

In this paper we explain how Ricoh have developed and applied a Green and Lean framework at their manufacturing site in Telford (UK). The paper shows how the site has adopted and adapted the Ricoh corporate philosophies [1] of Kaizen and Sustainability, learning from doing and then learning how to share these aspects with stakeholders. These activities demonstrate multiple business benefits of addressing process inefficiencies and waste resource usage, which in turn improve business performance and ultimately survivability (business continuity).

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