Sustainable manufacturing indicator repository

Prabir Sarkar, Che Bong Joung, John Carrell, Shaw C. Feng

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Abstract

Sustainable manufacturing promotes manufacturing processes that minimize environmental and social impacts while maintaining economic benefits. To achieve this, manufacturers seek metrics and measurement methods to enable them to track the progress and manage their manufacturing processes and product designs. A number of indicator sets have been devised to analyze and score sustainable manufacturing; however, presence of many indicator sets has created difficulty in selecting the appropriate set. This paper presents a sustainability indicator repository, called Sustainable Manufacturing Indicator Repository (SMIR), an integration and extension of thirteen popular sustainability indicator sets. From an extensive review of publicly available indicator sets, the SMIR is based on five dimensions of sustainability: environmental stewardship, economic growth, social well-being, technological advancement, and performance management. The purpose of the SMIR is to provide an organized set of centralized, Web-based, open, and neutral indicators that can be accessible by small and medium size manufacturing enterprises. The SMIR can be an application as well as educational tool for manufacturers by providing them with necessary information on in-process and off-line sustainability measures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011
Pages943-950
Number of pages8
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2011Aug 31 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
NumberPARTS A AND B
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period08/28/1108/31/11

Keywords

  • Indicator repository
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Sustainability measurement
  • Sustainable manufacturing

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    Sarkar, P., Joung, C. B., Carrell, J., & Feng, S. C. (2011). Sustainable manufacturing indicator repository. In ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011 (PARTS A AND B ed., pp. 943-950). (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2, No. PARTS A AND B). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2011-47491