A Proposed Implementation Process for a Sustainable Manufacturing Framework

Haitem Fargani, Wai Ming Cheung, Reaz Hasan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI
EditorsJames Gao, Mohammed El Souri, Simeon Keates
PublisherIOS Press
Pages365-370
Volume6
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-791-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2017
Event15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2017 - University of Greenwich, London
Duration: 5 Sep 2017 → …
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Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
PublisherIOS Press

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2017
Period5/09/17 → …
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