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A Maturity-based Improvement Method for Eco-efficiency in Manufacturing Systems

Litos, L and Gray, D and Johnston, B and Morgan, D and Evans, S (2017) A Maturity-based Improvement Method for Eco-efficiency in Manufacturing Systems. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 160-167..

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Eco-efficiency has been portrayed by various global organizations in recent years, as an effective way of reducing industry's carbon footprint and safe-guard natural resources. It is a concept that has been reduced for simplicity into “doing more with less”. However, very few studies address eco-efficiency through a holistic approach that can guide practitioners in achieving better control over their manufacturing practices. Using design research methodology and based on previous empirical work, the authors present a method that intends to help practitioners in factories achieve environmental performance improvements by identifying system strengths and weaknesses. The method can be seen as consisting of two main modules: a maturity self-assessment process and a practitioners’ workshop. Two case studies are presented here to show how the method can be applied and help practitioners simplify and make eco-efficiency a manageable target.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: maturity eco-efficiency manufacturing systems assessment
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Div D > Sustainable Development
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:58
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 05:58
DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2017.02.019