KSMI Training Series - Module 3 Events

Module 3 Webinar: Developing a Culture of Innovation and Sustainability

Recorded on February 8, 2018

This free webinar provided an overview of key cultural ingredients within organizations that can facilitate and enhance sustainability performance. The positive cultural aspects introduced with lean manufacturing, and the management of sustainability were discussed. Maker’s Mark Distillery also shared about the sustainability efforts at their facility.

Topics introduced:

– Employee engagement approaches
– Lean culture extended to sustainability
– Best practice examples

Learning opportunities:

– Learn key cultural aspects to enhance sustainability
– Engage employees, and generate ideas to enhance sustainability
– Facilitate teamwork, enhance morale
– Identify and establish daily operational improvement approaches


View the recorded webinar.



Module 3 Workshop: Sustainable Manufacturing, Moving Forward

February 22, 2018, 9am-4pm EST, Ford Louisville Assembly Plant

This workshop will focus on developing a positive culture for sustainability and moving forward successfully by incorporating sustainable manufacturing principles. Participants will learn from other Kentucky manufacturers, engage in a discussion of incorporating life cycle perspective into the new ISO 14001:2015 standard, understand how Kentucky’s TRI database can benefit manufacturers, and learn about the core engineering research facilities at the University of Louisville. An introduction to sustainable product development will be presented in preparation for a future instructional webinar.

Topics to be addressed will include:

– Developing a culture for sustainability
– ISO 14001:2015 & Life Cycle Perspective
– Kentucky Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data
– Kentucky sustainable manufacturing case study examples
– Sustainable product development

Download the workshop agenda. [PDF]

Benefits of participating:

– Enhance ISO 14001:2015 environmental management plans
– Outline approaches for evaluating life cycle and sustainability
– Glean best practices in sustainability from other Kentucky manufacturers
– Learn and engage with University of Louisville engineering research capability
– Utilize Kentucky’s TRI database to benefit your organization

Workshop location:

Ford Louisville Assembly Plant
2000 Fern Valley Road
Louisville, KY  40213

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

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