Unformatted text preview: ted implication that deserves some further discussion around the role lean manufacturing
played during the improvement process.
Departmental Alignment and Senior Management Participation
As explained in Section 2, historically, there has been a separation between the approaches that
facilities personnel and operations personnel use to manage electricity use. Facilities personnel have
typically been focused on reducing electricity usage of support systems such as HVAC and lighting
using the tenets of energy management. Operations personnel are more familiar with continuous
improvement approaches like lean manufacturing and six sigma, and generally have been engaged in
energy conservation efforts through awareness programs like leaflets and signage or participation in
infrequent passive training modules. The use of a continuous improvement process such as DMAIC
can align the two departments, and allow both to contribute unique expertise and abilities that has
been developed over the course of time to achieve a common goal.
Specifically, the DMAIC pr...
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- Spring '14
- Energy Policy, ........., Energy development