An integrated approach incorporating lean six sigma and life cycle assessment to support sustainable manufuacturing

Fargani, Haitem, Cheung, Wai Ming, Hasan, Reaz and Birkett, Martin (2014) An integrated approach incorporating lean six sigma and life cycle assessment to support sustainable manufuacturing. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research. Southampton Solent University, UK, pp. 227-231. ISBN 978-0-9926958-4-2

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to discuss the importance of changing traditional manufacturing models towards sustainable manufacturing. For long term survival, manufacturers have to be prepared to modify their manufacturing techniques to meet the needs of becoming more sustainable. This paper will therefore investigate the driving factors of this change and how current manufacturing practices should be improved. To address this problem, the paper has proposed an integrated approach incorporating Lean Six Sigma and Life Cycle Assessment in order to achieve sustainable manufacturing. Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion towards the benefits of the proposed approach by adopting the transformation of sustainable manufacturing.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lean, manufacturing, six sigma, sustainability, life cycle assessment, LCA, environment
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Reaz Hasan
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 08:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17655

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