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 at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant

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

Topics addressed included:

– 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]

Learning objectives included:

– Enhancing ISO 14001:2015 environmental management plans
– Outlining approaches for evaluating life cycle and sustainability
– Sharing best practices in sustainability from other Kentucky manufacturers
– Learning about and engaging with University of Louisville engineering research capability
– Utilizing Kentucky’s TRI database to benefit organizational sustainability strategies

Workshop location:

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