From Cradle to Gate Managing Upstream Waste            August 16, 2012Central Container Corporation      Ed Polin LBC-Sens...
Today’s Agenda   Our Company’s History   Why-When-How-Our Lean-Green Journey   Sustainable Mission Statement   7 Green...
Who We Are TodayCentral Container CorporationMain Facility – 85th Ave.175,000 square feetAdditional -- West Broadway25,000...
Growth - Business ModelHigh Tech & Medical Companies• Service• Quality• Spirit of innovation• Breadth of experience• Exper...
Sustainability Begins Here – 7R’s2011 Design Department Expansion
Promotional Packs
Why the Need for Sustainable                            Packaging Solutions?A major portion of solid waste produced bymank...
SustainabilityWhat is it?1. There is no one definition for sustainability.   No right and no wrong definitions.2. Like an ...
Eliminating Waste & Reducing CostsSource: United States EPAIt’s called “Sustainability”“Meeting the needs of the present w...
Why Should We Do This?(sounds like an expense)According to CFO.com, nearly 9 of 10 corporateexecutives rank the environmen...
Sustainable Mission Statement            EnvironmentCentral Container is committed to promoteand engage in actions which s...
What is a Green Value Stream?       Learning to See GreenSource: Brett Wills “GREEN INTENTIONS” Amazon
7 Green WastesEnergy      TransportationWater       EmissionsMaterials   BiodiversityGarbage                           Sou...
Our HistoryPractice Environmental BiodiversityFuture Home of Central Container, 1991
The 7 R’s1. Remove Packaging:        Eliminate unnecessary packaging, extra                            boxes or layers2. R...
Alternatives in Packaging             Remove, Replace, Recycle, etc.   Organic based cushioning foams   “Bubble Wrap” an...
Medical Device Packaging
Sustainability in PackagingCase StudyThe Challenge:Remove petro based flexible foam and fluted plastic frommedical instrum...
Sustainability in PackagingSolution:Develop a packaging system made of recycled,recyclable corrugated.
Sustainability in PackagingCase StudyThe Challenge:Reduce amount of packaging materials beingused… current package uses tw...
Sustainability in PackagingThe Solution:“Clever Corrugated”…develop a package requiring 33%less corrugated, while maintain...
Packaging VMI ProcessResults in Zero Inventory• E ordering control by user, location, and Kanban Item  barcodes scanned us...
Paper Industry (Forest Products)Standing Timber  • 39% increase since 1952  • 10 million acres added (1987-2007)  • Planti...
Growth - Awards and Certifications   Boston Scientific 2011 Supplier Achievement Award Cost-Q-OTD                        ...
Growth - Surviving in a Down EconomyOngoing *Annual Lean, Green Savings 2008 to 2011   5S                    Metric Boards...
CENTRAL CORPORATE SALES15 YEAR HISTORY   Compound annual increase in sales 5.16% in last 5 years.
Our FutureReasons for Commitment to theFuture and Sustainability
Useful Links & Resources• www.sfiprogram.org• www.fsc.org• www.ecolabeling.org• www.greenseal.org• www.packaging.marketgat...
Thank you   Ed Polin LBC-Senseiepolin@centralcontainer.com     Tele - 763-493-0674
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp
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Business & Environment Series: Polin - Waste Reduction at Central Container Corp

  1. 1. From Cradle to Gate Managing Upstream Waste August 16, 2012Central Container Corporation Ed Polin LBC-Sensei Lean Enterprise Manager
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda Our Company’s History Why-When-How-Our Lean-Green Journey Sustainable Mission Statement 7 Green Wastes 7R’s Challenges-Solutions-Examples
  3. 3. Who We Are TodayCentral Container CorporationMain Facility – 85th Ave.175,000 square feetAdditional -- West Broadway25,000 square feet Housing 130 Full Time Employees and 25 Temporary Employees Currently Operating at Approximately 70%
  4. 4. Growth - Business ModelHigh Tech & Medical Companies• Service• Quality• Spirit of innovation• Breadth of experience• Expertise in multiple mediums
  5. 5. Sustainability Begins Here – 7R’s2011 Design Department Expansion
  6. 6. Promotional Packs
  7. 7. Why the Need for Sustainable Packaging Solutions?A major portion of solid waste produced bymankind is in the form of packagingWhat % packaging?Throwing away of reusable resources = $$
  8. 8. SustainabilityWhat is it?1. There is no one definition for sustainability. No right and no wrong definitions.2. Like an unregulated industry3. You are defining yourself and your unique characteristics
  9. 9. Eliminating Waste & Reducing CostsSource: United States EPAIt’s called “Sustainability”“Meeting the needs of the present with out compromising the abilityof future generations to meet theirs”
  10. 10. Why Should We Do This?(sounds like an expense)According to CFO.com, nearly 9 of 10 corporateexecutives rank the environment as “the top publicissue that could affect shareholder value.”Who are the shareholders? “We did not inherit the earth from our parents, we are borrowing it from our children.” Native American Proverb
  11. 11. Sustainable Mission Statement EnvironmentCentral Container is committed to promoteand engage in actions which support sound environmental stewardship. To advance this attitude within ourorganization, our employees and families, our suppliers, and our Customers.
  12. 12. What is a Green Value Stream? Learning to See GreenSource: Brett Wills “GREEN INTENTIONS” Amazon
  13. 13. 7 Green WastesEnergy TransportationWater EmissionsMaterials BiodiversityGarbage Source: Brett Wills
  14. 14. Our HistoryPractice Environmental BiodiversityFuture Home of Central Container, 1991
  15. 15. The 7 R’s1. Remove Packaging: Eliminate unnecessary packaging, extra boxes or layers2. Reduce Packaging: “Right-Size” packages and optimize material strength3. Reuse Packaging: Design for multiple use Use materials made of renewable resources;4. Renewable Packaging: select biodegradable or compostable materials5. Recyclable Packaging: Use materials made of highest recycled content without compromising quality6. Revenue: Achieve all above principles at cost parity or cost savings7. Read: Get educated on sustainability
  16. 16. Alternatives in Packaging Remove, Replace, Recycle, etc. Organic based cushioning foams “Bubble Wrap” and other void fills from 100% recycled materials Corrugated average recycled content = 62% + with 100% available Innovative protective packaging systems – suspension packaging.
  17. 17. Medical Device Packaging
  18. 18. Sustainability in PackagingCase StudyThe Challenge:Remove petro based flexible foam and fluted plastic frommedical instrument package
  19. 19. Sustainability in PackagingSolution:Develop a packaging system made of recycled,recyclable corrugated.
  20. 20. Sustainability in PackagingCase StudyThe Challenge:Reduce amount of packaging materials beingused… current package uses two carton system forclock used in institutional settings
  21. 21. Sustainability in PackagingThe Solution:“Clever Corrugated”…develop a package requiring 33%less corrugated, while maintaining protection.
  22. 22. Packaging VMI ProcessResults in Zero Inventory• E ordering control by user, location, and Kanban Item barcodes scanned using hand held device to Green Link• Auto acknowledgement upon retrieval of data o Ability to go paperless o Establishes standard work o Easy of use• No Receiving-Direct delivery to individual cells o Cartons arrive fully assembled• Reclaim pallets on next day delivery• Benefits Cost savings o Resources, time, space, and the environment
  23. 23. Paper Industry (Forest Products)Standing Timber • 39% increase since 1952 • 10 million acres added (1987-2007) • Planting 1.7 million trees…..a dayRenewable Energy • Leading producer and user of carbon neutral bio mass energy • 65% of energy to make paper • Reduced fossil fuels 56% (1972-2006) and 9.2% (2004-2006)
  24. 24. Growth - Awards and Certifications Boston Scientific 2011 Supplier Achievement Award Cost-Q-OTD 2009 Received 100% on 3rd Party Audit Medtronic Supplier of the Year Award HID Global Supplier Excellence Award - 5 years running AICC 2009 Innovator of the Year Award Lean/Green GMI (Graphic Measures International, Ltd.) Enterprise Minnesota “Lean and Green Manufacturer” 2010 NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology Excellence in Sustainability 2010 TEC Certified Green Facility (Total Energy Concepts, Inc.) 2010 Rosemount Supplier of the Year Award Cost–Q-OTD 2011 ASI Certificate of Excellence in Food Packaging Safety 2012
  25. 25. Growth - Surviving in a Down EconomyOngoing *Annual Lean, Green Savings 2008 to 2011 5S Metric Boards Results/Savings Energy Savings Power Factor 81 to 99% *TPM Production Hours/Year Increased 560 Floor Space (square feet) 22,300 Distance (miles) Fork Truck 782 Removed Unnecessary Items 1,100 Sustain Safety Improvements 32 5 Quality Improvements 39 Visual Work Instructions 91 Recycled Corrugated (Lbs/year) 3,500,000 Reduced Pallets/Year 3,088 Green E Link P.O.’s 48,200 Idea’s Cost Savings $158,936 Combined Lunch Break/Year $57,650 Time Recording Window/Year $47,785 Green Savings/Year $304,134 Total Savings/Year $568,505 *Not Dollarized Organized & Visual Achieve Performance Targets Capture the Benefits How will these promote culture? Engagement Communication & Development Ownership Promotion Solid Cultural Foundation Builders
  26. 26. CENTRAL CORPORATE SALES15 YEAR HISTORY Compound annual increase in sales 5.16% in last 5 years.
  27. 27. Our FutureReasons for Commitment to theFuture and Sustainability
  28. 28. Useful Links & Resources• www.sfiprogram.org• www.fsc.org• www.ecolabeling.org• www.greenseal.org• www.packaging.marketgate.com• www.gsn.gov - Green Supplier Network• enterpriseminnesota.org• www.centralcontainer.com
  29. 29. Thank you Ed Polin LBC-Senseiepolin@centralcontainer.com Tele - 763-493-0674

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