Cost driven Green Kaizen in pharmaceutical production - Creating positive engagement for environmental improvements
Paper in proceedings, 2019

A case study of green kaizen is presented demonstrating results of how to engage operators and management in environmental improvements on the shop-floor by utilizing a method, the Green Performance Map, in a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. The method involves identification of improvement possibilities, an input-output model for visualization (to reach consensus), and a cost saving approach for prioritization of actions (to attain force to take the step). The paper sets out to demonstrate how operationalization is needed to change behaviour, and points at the advantage of utilizing cost as a driver for environmental change.



change management


green kaizen

cost driven


environmental improvement


Monica Bellgran

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Martin Kurdve

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Rodan Hanna

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 81 1219-1224

52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS)
Ljubljana, Slovenia,

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Transport Systems and Logistics

Environmental Management



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