Methods and Tools for Sustainable Manufacturing Networks: Results of a Case Study

Teuvo Uusitalo, Helena Kortelainen, Padmakshi Rana, Susanna Kunttu, Steve Evans

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    Abstract

    Manufacturers need be proactive, innovative and operationally efficient to succeed in the current business environment. The transition toward sustainable manufacturing requires new approaches in the design, manufacture and use of products and services. These approaches need to take into account the network of stakeholders who influence and can be influenced by the sustainability of the product in the course of its life cycle. This paper presents results of a case study that used and tested methods and tools developed for creating a sustainable business model for a manufacturing company. The main research questions addressed here are: how to develop a sustainable business model; and how to explicitly illustrate to potential customers the life cycle costs of different solutions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th WCEAM Research Papers - Proceedings of 2014 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages73-86
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-15536-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-15535-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2014 - Pretoria, South Africa
    Duration: 28 Oct 201430 Oct 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
    Volume20
    ISSN2195-4356

    Conference

    Conference9th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2014
    Abbreviated titleWCEAM 2014
    CountrySouth Africa
    CityPretoria
    Period28/10/1430/10/14

    Keywords

    • sustainability
    • asset life costs
    • servitisation

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