Re-distributed manufacturing (RDM) has the potential to be beneficial to business and society through creating jobs, reducing the environmental impacts of production, and improving organizational and societal resilience to future disturbances. The potential impacts of RDM for a city-region are complex and their exploration requires the consideration of a wide range of issues---societal, technical, logistical, and environmental. This paper discusses the use of an approach called Integrated Assessment to carry out an initial scoping of the issues. A research framework for RDM, and the key themes from a workshop that explored the causal relationships between different types of resilience, sustainability, and the manufacturing sectors are presented.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016|
|Editors||Rossi Setchi, Robert J. Howlett, Ying Liu, Peter Theobald|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Systems thinking
- Sustainable manufacturing and society
- Re-distributed manufacturing
- Manufacturing resilience