Integrating Sustainability in the Development and Operation of High-volume Production Lines

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Three key aspects influence the sustainability of high volume production: The available production technology, its integration and, finally, the operation of the production line. The differing contexts require the manufacturer to assess each aspect independently, which, in addition to common decision structures, hinders the holistic sustainability assessment of a technology and its performance in the use stage. Based on an industrial collaboration, this study addresses the development and integration of a methodology combining quantitative and qualitative methods to assess technologies, their implementation, and their operation.

R***esults indicate that the simplicity of the chosen methods is the key factor enabling their integration into the decision-making processes. An initial review of ongoing case studies indicated positive results and an increased environmental awareness of decision makers as well as high potential for beneficial integration of a Green Lean concept.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Pages (from-to)254-258
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 30 Apr 20182 May 2018
Conference number: 25


Conference25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference
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