Environmental Assessment Using a Lean Based Tool

  • Andrés Muñoz-Villamizar
  • Javier Santos
  • Jairo R. Montoya-Torres
  • Marta Ormazábal
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 762)


The increase on environmental awareness has triggered numerous green initiatives at companies. This paper presents the Overall Greenness Performance (OGP), a metric based on the well-known Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). The OGP is a hierarchy of metrics based in the Lean Manufacturing framework that measure how environmentally efficient a manufacturing operation is executed. The purpose of the metric is to quantify improvements in productive and environmental efficiencies, relative to a company’s initial situation, after implementing a lean-green manufacturing system.


Environmental Performance Efficiency Metric Lean 



The work presented in this paper was carried out within the framework of the LIFE MCUBO research project funded by the European Union (LIFE15 ENV/ES/000379), through the LIFE program. In addition, the authors would like to acknowledge the support received from AdP, the Special Patrimonial Fund at Universidad de La Sabana and the doctoral grant from TECNUN Escuela de Ingenieros, Universidad de Navarra.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrés Muñoz-Villamizar
    • 1
    • 3
  • Javier Santos
    • 1
  • Jairo R. Montoya-Torres
    • 2
  • Marta Ormazábal
    • 1
  1. 1.TECNUN Escuela de Ingenieros, Universidad de NavarraSan SebastiánSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de La SabanaChia (Cundinamarca)Colombia
  3. 3.Escuela de Ciencias Economicas y Administrativas, Universidad de La SabanaChia (Cundinamarca)Colombia

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