If Green = $Lean, why aren't firms at lowest polluting potential?



Competing objectives x determined by controllable designvariables y:
x1 = gi (y1, ...,ym) = cost
x2 = g2 (y1,...,ym) = pollution


y1 = line speed


x1 =
cost


x2 =
pollution


y*


Best Tradeoff


x3 = quality


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Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies