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What Circular Economy Can Learn from Lean and Green Thinking with Keivan Zokaei

Today on the show we’re diving into the world of lean thinking with lean and green expert Dr. Keivan Zokaei. In this episode we learn about what it means to be lean and green, diving into the Japanese roots of lean thinking and exploring what we can learn from the concept when it comes to the circular economy. Links and resources related to this episode are available at http://gettinginthelooppodcast.com.

Dr. Keivan Zokaei is partner at S A Partners and is a lean thinker, management consultant and author. Keivan has over 15 years of experience in lean thinking, specializing in operations and supply chain management. He has led transformation projects working with organisations including Wartsila, Unilever, Royal Bank of Scotland, WalMart, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Kraft, MARS, and Sainsbury’s. Previously Keivan was director at the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff University. He is also the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award.

4:30 What is lean? What does it mean to be lean?
9:00 What does it mean to be lean and green – and why do initiatives fail?
15:00 Saving resources and money: examples of lean and green from practice
30:00 The most overlooked part of circular economy

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