“Energy Treasure Hunt,” a lean manufacturing process developed by Toyota and refined by GE, combines the best elements of GE’s culture to drive energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the company. It’s about kaizen – continuous improvement – applied to energy use. It’s about executing small, but powerful changes that have an impact on the environment, engage employees and cut costs. And perhaps the best part is that you don’t have to be an expert to contribute substantively to the process.
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