Andrea Pampanelli

Andrea Pampanelli has 12 years of environmental and 5 years of Lean experience working as GKN Driveline South America Operation Environmental Manager and CI Leader. Her academic background is composed by Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, MBA degree in Environmental Management, Specialization degree in Safety Engineering and Master degree in Production Engineering. Andrea started her GKN Lean & Green PhD project in 2010. Sponsored by GKN and supported by Lean Enterprise Research Centre from Cardiff University in the UK and UFRGS University in Brazil, it will be investigating the application of lean and sustainability concepts, Lean and Green, by developing a Lean & Green Business Model for integrating environmental concern and business needs.

Many sustainability practices have tried to reform manufacturing practices. But a new Kaizen model based on Lean & Green principles demonstrates the case for a new and innovative approach to the development of sustainable business, says Andrea Pampanelli, from global engineering firm GKN....Full Article »