A Proposed Implementation Process for a Sustainable Manufacturing Framework

Fargani, Haitem, Cheung, Wai Ming and Hasan, Reaz (2017) A Proposed Implementation Process for a Sustainable Manufacturing Framework. In: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI. Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, 6 . IOS Press, pp. 365-370. ISBN 978-1-61499-791-7

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Trends in modern business management are increasingly pointing toward environmental practices that aim to reduce the impact on the environment and to achieve sustainability. Research in this area has sought to improve the tools and techniques traditionally used to improve operational performance to additionally consider the environmental impact of manufacturing. Green Lean, Environmental Management Systems and Life Cycle Assessment are examples of what manufacturing businesses are using to address the issue. However, a research project conducted by the authors has found that it requires more than just tools and techniques to transform traditional manufacturing into sustainable manufacturing, and a strategic approach is required to align the efforts of environmental and production management. To this end, a framework to integrate life cycle assessment and Lean Six Sigma is proposed. This framework has been developed based on data from questionnaires and interviews in UK manufacturing industry. The aim of this paper is to provide a description of how this framework can be implemented.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Presented at 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability, Lean Six Sigma, Life Cycle Assessment, Framework
Subjects: H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Wai Ming Cheung
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 03:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31753

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