Lean Water Operations: Controlling the Cost and Pricing of Water While Improving Efficiency…A Real World View
Authors: Scholpp, C.; Fewell, B.
Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2011: Session 21 through Session 30 , pp. 1076-1085(10)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:In today's economy, finding ways to “do more with less extends to virtually every business, government and education institution. Plain and simple, the days of “business as usual are a thing of the past as economic and social pressures mandate more efficiency, accountability and performance. The water and wastewater industry has greatly improved its own performance and the value delivered to communities by adopting lean principles - by leveraging new technology and processes to modernize the industry. This paper outlines four tips and a case study to illustrate lean principles that water and wastewater facilities can incorporate into their daily operations to “do more with less in the face of ever-changing regulations and tight budget constraints.The following are actionable tips on how water and wastewater operators can leverage Lean Operations:<list list-type="bullet"><list-item>Taking a holistic approach to operations</list-item><list-item>Creating a lean culture</list-item><list-item>Automating manual processes</list-item><list-item>Achieving lean sustainability</list-item></list>
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2011-01-01
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