Framework and indicators for a sustainable manufacturing mapping methodology

Marja Paju, Juhani Heilala, Markku Hentula, Antti Heikkilä, Björn Johansson, Swee Leong, Kevin Lyons

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    Abstract

    Increasing numbers of companies in the manufacturing industry have identified market potential for implementing sustainable and green manufacturing. Yet, current sustainability assessment tools for companies are complicated, requiring vast amounts of data and technical expertise to use them. Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is founded on lean practices, and it uses a simple method to analyze various types of material, energy, and information flow needed to bring products and services to the end-customer. The objective of this paper is to introduce and illustrate the application of a VSM-based assessment, termed as Sustainable Manufacturing Mapping (SMM). SMM takes chosen sustainability indicators into consideration and is based on VSM, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and Discrete Event Simulation (DES). The main phases of SMM include goal definition, identification of the sustainability indicators, and modeling the current and future state process maps. In this paper, some example indicators were identified and an SMM process map was generated for illustrative purposes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages3411-3422
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9865-9, 978-1-4244-9864-2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9866-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2010 Winter Simulation Conference 2010, WSC '10, Baltimore Marriot Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 5 - 8 Dec. 2010 -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

    Conference

    Conference2010 Winter Simulation Conference 2010, WSC '10, Baltimore Marriot Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 5 - 8 Dec. 2010
    Period1/01/10 → …

    Keywords

    • sustainable manufacturing
    • eco-efficiency
    • environmental indicators

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    Paju, M., Heilala, J., Hentula, M., Heikkilä, A., Johansson, B., Leong, S., & Lyons, K. (2010). Framework and indicators for a sustainable manufacturing mapping methodology. In Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 3411-3422). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2010.5679031