Theme: Leadership and DEI

Using lean systems to reduce carbon emissions

Seven key research findings on lean systems and its impact on carbon intensity in the manufacturing industry


Practitioner Presentation
Thursday, Oct. 20 Location Code
2:00pm-3:00pm Sheraton Dallas Hotel ThS/59



Discover how lean systems can be leveraged to help the manufacturing industry reduce carbon emissions.


Recent research has provided clear findings regarding the use of lean systems and how they can be leveraged to help the manufacturing industry play its role in reducing carbon emissions. In this practitioner presentation, Sasha Neser, a senior associate at Niwaki, will present his research and discusses the implications for the industry as the world tries to reach net zero by 2050.


Niwaki ('knee'-'wah'-'key') is an interdisciplinary transformation partner for responsible, forward-thinking leaders of purpose-driven organizations. Its industry-diverse partners and cross-functional teams transfer the practical wisdom, mindset frameworks and tools needed to create development systems that align, transform and continuously improve an organization's shared vision, culture and process. It inspires and enables organizations to learn how to become more adaptive, relevant and valued in a world of constant change.


Sasha Neser is a senior associate at Niwaki. He has spent most of his career as a consultant, coach and trainer, helping organizations become more effective through the application of lean systems. He also developed an interest in sustainability, data and analytics, which led to his undertaking a Ph.D. researching the link between lean systems and environmental sustainability. He completed his thesis in 2022 after a decade of research.