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Maturity Model Concepts for Sustainable Manufacturing

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Author(s)

Sudarsan Rachuri, Sanjay Jain

Abstract

The general awareness of the need for use of earth’s resources in a sustainable manner has been increasing in recent years. Governments, commercial organizations and individuals have been making efforts to better manage and use available resources. Companies in the manufacturing industry have also mounted efforts in this direction. However, the efforts for improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes vary widely across the industry and even within different locations of large manufacturing organizations. A number of initiatives across the world have developed guidance for organizations interested in sustainable manufacturing. We review major initiatives and research efforts for the purpose. We propose a maturity model to assist manufacturers with understanding the status of their efforts for sustainable manufacturing and to provide guidance for improvements in this important area.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7989
Report Number
7989

Keywords

materials, energy, water, resource efficiency

Citation

Rachuri, S. and Jain, S. (2014), Maturity Model Concepts for Sustainable Manufacturing, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7989 (Accessed January 28, 2023)
Created May 21, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018