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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Ophir Optics, LLC -Incorporating Toxics Use Reduction into Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

Title:
Ophir Optics, LLC -Incorporating Toxics Use Reduction into Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

Abstract:
Ophir Optics designs and produces a full range of high performance Infra-red (IR) optical lenses and elements. The company has successfully utilized Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools and methodologies for a variety of projects, including toxics use reduction, at their manufacturing facility located in North Andover, Massachusetts. As a result of this work, Ophir has reduced its use of toxic chemicals and generation of hazardous waste, and increased the energy efficiency of its manufacturing operations.

URL:
http://www.turi.org/content/download/6334/66558/file/CaseStudyOphirOptics2011.pdf

Source:
Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) UMASS Lowell

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
May 2011

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