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A Measurement Infrastructure for Sustainable Manufacturing

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Author(s)

Shaw C. Feng, Che B. Joung

Abstract

Global resource degradation, climate change, and environmental pollution are worsening due to increasing globalized industrialization. The manufacturing industry has thus been put under pressure to cope with these problems while maintaining competiveness. Sustainable manufacturing has been proposed to meet these challenges. The measurement of sustainability in manufacturing will enable the quantitative measure of sustainability performance in specific manufacturing processes that will support decision-making for more sustainable processes and products. This paper describes a proposed sustainable manufacturing measurement infrastructure. The center piece of this infrastructure is a sustainability performance management component that will effectively manage a sustainable indicator repository, measurement process guidelines, and sustainability performance analysis, evaluation and reporting. The sustainability measurement infrastructure provides a foundation for decision-making tools development and forms a tight integration into business strategy development processes.
Citation
International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing

Keywords

Sustainable Manufacturing, Sustainability Performance Analysis, Sustainability Measurement

Citation

Feng, S. and Joung, C. (2010), A Measurement Infrastructure for Sustainable Manufacturing, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=905683 (Accessed May 22, 2024)

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Created August 6, 2010, Updated July 9, 2023