GREEN ACRES /A LEAN PLAN
Prepared by: Group B
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Course Requirements for Sustainability Project Management
A LEAN PLAN
Green Acres will identify a Lean Operations Plan and ways to reduce or the wastes produced in our production or project and service development. To be lean:
•Identify customers and specify value, recognize that even a small fraction of our efforts and time adds value for the end customer. •Identify the value stream – the entire set of activities through the stages of our Neighborhood Designs project – and create flow by eliminating wastes. The value stream represents the end-to-end process that delivers value to the customer. •Produce only the products that the customer wants. Value depends of customer's desires and is pulled from the provider by the customer. •Pursue perfection – every action and asset adds value for the end customer.
There are several potential wastes involved in the areas of production, project and service development. The first is waiting – long intervals between operations – which would cause a loss of time and add costs if a lot of units of the Neighborhood remain vacant. Another is transportation, as it is an additional concern for our processes, incurs cost and adds no value to the operation. Unnecessary Inventory could also affect our operation or performance. The negative impact on agricultural lands of the project, too, will also add a high cost to the project. Finally, we intend to support the reduction of the burning of fossil fuels by reducing the need for automobiles. (cardiff.ac.uk), (Maltzman 180).
Plan to address these issues and overcome the negatives:
1- Decrease energy needs such as reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. 2- Optimal exploitation of media and advertising in order to succeed in marketing the project...