Environmental Aspects Analysis of Products and Production Systems

Juhani Heilala, Marja Paju, Hannele Tonteri

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    Abstract

    Environmental issues are becoming more and more important in manufacturing, sustainable production and environmentally benign manufacturing because of the rising concern of climate change, depletion of natural resources and pollution. The paper will evaluate and compare three methods, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and Discrete Event Simulation (DES) which are used to evaluate the ecoefficiency and environmental aspects of production and products. The evaluation of the methods is based on the experience obtained.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2009.
    Place of PublicationSapporo, Japan
    PublisherJapan Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-4-88898-192-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event6th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2009 - Sapporo, Japan
    Duration: 7 Dec 20099 Dec 2009

    Conference

    Conference6th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2009
    Abbreviated titleEcoDesign 2009
    CountryJapan
    CitySapporo
    Period7/12/099/12/09

    Keywords

    • life cycle assessment (LCA)
    • discrete event simulation (DES)
    • value stream mapping (VSM)
    • eco-efficiency

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    Heilala, J., Paju, M., & Tonteri, H. (2009). Environmental Aspects Analysis of Products and Production Systems. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2009. Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.