KSMI Workshop – Evaluating the Current State

November 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm America/Kentucky/Louisville Timezone

November 16, 2017, 9am-4pm EST, at GE Appliance Park, Louisville, KY

This sustainable manufacturing workshop will present key environmental challenges facing Kentucky manufacturers and will focus on extending lean manufacturing practices to incorporate sustainability measures to better evaluate the current state environmental and business performance.

The business case for sustainable manufacturing will be explored with a company case study. Participants will be engaged in working sessions to begin drafting or enhancing their sustainable value stream maps and in a discussion of the business case for sustainability. A presentation and tour of sustainable manufacturing practices at the GE Appliance Park facility will be included.

Topics to be addressed will include:

– Kentucky environmental challenges
– Sustainable Value Stream Mapping (Sus-VSM) – an environmental perspective
– The business case for sustainable manufacturing
– Manufacturing facility host presentation and tour
– Case study using Sus-VSM

Download a draft agenda. [PDF]

Benefits of participating:

– Understand key environmental challenges facing Kentucky
– Effectively evaluate current state environmental performance
– Identify opportunities for improved environmental performance
– Explore opportunity for business advantage through sustainability

The business case for sustainable manufacturing will be a significant theme of the workshop. Engineering research ongoing at the J.B. School of Engineering at the University of Louisville will be highlighted via a poster presentation showcase.

Workshop location:

GE Appliance Park
4000 Buechel Bank Rd.
Louisville, KY 40225

View an interactive map of the workshop location.

Cost to attend is $35 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks at the facility. Professional development hours (PDH) will be available for all workshop attendees.


Register to attend this Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative workshop.




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