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  • Landscaping provides shade in the summer – trees lose leaves in the winter and allow sunlight to help warm building in winter Choose native plants for easier care
  • Provide an inviting lunch room to encourage employees to bring lunch Other options: 10 hour days = 4 day work week Stagger start and end times to relieve congestion
  • Management will love the cost savings
  • Turning off the computer everyday burns up the starter At least instruct it to hibernate Plug printers, desk fan, copiers, microwaves into power strips
  • Depends on how “conservative” organization culture and whether customers use restrooms
  • Let’s put the landfills out of business
  • Choosing raw materials based on how it will be disposed of after use
  • Current PET bottles only 30% recyclable
  • Lay’s chip backpack, circuit board clipboards, M&M journal, CapriSun lunch box Great example! Uses waste “as is” to create something new Fueled by consumer support
  • No longer just a “hippie” topic No longer a choice
  • Green operations management

    1. 1. Going Green In Operations Management Presented by Bridget PetzoldFayetteville Technical Community College
    2. 2. Operations ManagementUsing the resources and capabilities of an organization to produce a product, whether a good or a service, in the most efficient and effective manner.
    3. 3. UpperManagement Decisions
    4. 4. Facilities• LEED Certified Building• Solar Panels• Awnings and Window Coverings• Motion Light Sensors• Programmable Thermostats• Sustainable Landscaping• Parking
    5. 5. EquipmentPerform a machine audit: Replace single function machines with one multifunction energy efficient machineVehiclesFuel efficient vehicles in fleetRecycle oil in fleet vehicles The Green Office Guide by GECKO 2011
    6. 6. According to the EPA – One gallon ofgasoline produces 19.4 pounds of CO2 American workers Average 47 hours a year commuting = 3.7 billion hours = 23 billion gallons of gas "How to Go Green: Work" by Team Treehugger
    7. 7. Many employees would takea reduction in pay if able to telecommute part-timeTelecommuters are not using the organization’s resources
    8. 8. Not enough power,or money, to make big changes?
    9. 9. Single Employee ImpactReplace disposable cups with mugs in the break roomUnplug electronic equipment when not in useReuse file foldersUse paperclips instead of staples 120 tons of steel would be saved if every person in the UK used one less staple "How to Go Green: Work by Team Treehugger
    10. 10. DIGITIZE“The greenest paper is no paper at all” "How to Go Green: Work" by Team Treehugger
    11. 11. • Send an Email rather than paper letters/memos• Save on your computer not in your filing cabinet• If you must print: »Decrease the font size »Decrease the margins »Print on both sides
    12. 12. SignageRemind fellow employees to go green by using small signs throughout the office
    13. 13. Turn off lightswhen not in use
    14. 14. Flip the SwitchPlug electronics into a power strip and turn them all off before leaving for the day
    15. 15. Use What You NeedEvery day 270,000 trees are flushed down the toilet
    16. 16. REDUCE WASTE and REUSE Waste
    17. 17. Waste is viewed two ways Materials Shape
    18. 18. What types of recycling are shown?
    19. 19. Recycling The process of reusing,reprocessing or refabricatingproducts after their initial use
    20. 20. Precycling“Proactive approach of selecting products and materials according to their potential for lessening the amount of material that goes into the waste stream and for future recycling”
    21. 21. The development of the 100% renewable PET bottle by Pepsi is the latest in a series of developments in bio-based bottles by major companies in the US market. "PepsiCo Developing Plant Based PET Bottle Expects 2012 Release" May 2011
    22. 22. Pepsis bottle is made from bio-based materials including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. "PepsiCo Developing Plant Based PETBottle Expects 2012 Release" May2011
    23. 23. UpcyclingUsing every aspect of waste as value without altering the material or shape
    24. 24. TerraCycle Partners with product manufacturers to repurpose pre- and post- consumer packaging waste facilitated by the consumer
    25. 25. DowncyclingTaking a product at the end of its lifecycle and passing it through processes resulting in lower grade material for future use
    26. 26. What types of recycling are shown?
    27. 27. UpcycledPrecycled Downcycled
    29. 29. 93% of CEOs state sustainability is important to future success72% of CEOs cite “brand, trust and reputation” as top factors to take action58% of CEOs identify consumers as the most important stakeholder group to impact the way they manage societal expectations "A New Era of Sustainability" by UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study 2010
    30. 30. “Sustainability started as a moral obligation, but has now become a key differentiator for consumers”Sung-joo Kim, Chairperson and CEO of South Korean retailer Sungjoo Group
    31. 31. Consumer awareness and sensitivityto sustainability issues are increasing This increase in awareness has caused consumers to hold organizations to a higher standardCompanies are having to demonstratethe impact of their organization on the environment
    32. 32. Benefits of GreenOperations Management •Decrease in overhead resulting from: •Energy efficient facilities •Efficient use of resources to include equipment , vehicles & employees •Decrease cost of waste resulting from: •Precycling •Upcycling •Increase profit resulting from:
    34. 34. References“Green Office Guide” (trademark) 2011 by Green Earth Corporate Kindness Organization“How to Go Green: Work” by Team Treehugger“Precycling: Saving Money While Reducing Waste” by Ellen Brown April 2007“The Seven Office Wastes FAQ” _wastes_faq.htm“A Guide to the Benefits of JIT” by Charles Atkinson, Inventory Management Review Nov. 2005“PepsiCo Developing Plant Based PET Bottle Expects 2012 Release” www.sustainableisgood.comTerraCycle