Towards a concept for realizing sustainability in the manufacturing industry

Mikko Koho (Corresponding Author), Mikko Tapaninaho, Juhani Heilala, Seppo Torvinen

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    This study summarizes the current state of manufacturing companies and challenges related to sustainable manufacturing and outlines a concept for measuring, improving, and managing sustainability performance. Reviews of the current state of sustainable development at global and company level show that manufacturing companies need support and guidance if they are to realize the objectives of sustainable development. The challenges and barriers faced by manufacturing companies in this respect are therefore clarified, making used of surveys, interviews, and workshops. This is then followed by a proposal for a concept that aims to overcome these challenges and to support manufacturing companies in realizing and managing sustainable development and sustainable production. The concept focuses especially on measuring, improving.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12-22
    JournalJournal of Industrial and Production Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • sustainability
    • sustainable development
    • sustainable production
    • manufacturing
    • manufacturing industry


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