Evaluation of the Value Chains' Improvement Towards Productivity and Sustainability
International Congress on Sustainability Science Engineering ICOSSE
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 3:50pm to 4:10pm
Dynamic changes and increasing competition are global challenges in the last decades. Sustainable manufacturing is a key factor for competitive advantage and essential to develop methods to improve existing value chains and their performance towards productivity as well as sustainability. One method to amend and enhance manufacturing productivity is total productive maintenance (TPM). It covers traditionally the availability of production equipment and product quality as well as improves the economic impact. This indicates inter alia profitable use of resources and amends the ecological footprint. TPM also involves the operators, coordinators, managers in the required activities and considers the social impact. This paper introduces a comprehensive method to value the improvement of sustainability combined with performance requirements. The developed method ranks alternatives for effective prevention and reduction of adverse impacts in manufacturing, particularly in areas of productivity and sustainability. Changes in performance will be shown by cases according inspection and repair.