Creativity and innovation within manufacturing help drive change we see in the world. Earth Day is a moment in time when individuals unite in call for creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery to see a change for good to all. #EarthDay2020 is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
Under the lean manufacturing system, seven wastes are identified: defects, inventory, motion, over-processing, overproduction, transport, and waiting. Now more than ever we’ve seen manufactures put a priority on their environmental responsibility through initiatives targeted to combat waste. Manufactures are taking a seriously look at product improvements, increased efficiency, green initiatives, and overall more sustainable production methods. The manufacturing industry has the potential to make the greatest impact to the environment in 2020.
Explore these SME features that bring attention to the importance of sustainability within manufacturing: