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Maturity grid development for energy and resource efficiency management in factories and early findings from its application

Litos, L and Evans, S (2015) Maturity grid development for energy and resource efficiency management in factories and early findings from its application. Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering, 32. pp. 58-75. ISSN 2168-1015

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Abstract

© 2015 © 2015 Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers. Defining and consequently calculating eco-efficiency in production activities has been a problem for practitioners using quantitative approaches found in literature. Based on cases of environmental performance (EP) benchmarking, the authors seek to understand how eco-efficiency can be captured as a systemic quality with transferable properties across manufacturers. A review of the benchmarking literature is performed on EP measurement and management practices with special focus on case study comparisons between industrial processes and production facilities. The authors cluster cases that demonstrate EP variations with respect to organizational structure. Based on a natural resource-based view of the production system, the authors develop a framework that qualitatively analyzes eco-efficiency in terms of capabilities and practices in manufacturing. Initial research data about the frameworks applications through different research methods develop insights on the options available for manufacturers that wish to understand the roadmap to energy and resource efficiency in production facilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment capabilities eco-efficiency factory management sustainable manufacturing
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:28
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 03:37
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