Application of multi-criteria approach for sustainability assessment of manufacturing processes
AbstractThe paper is to present a multi-criteria approach for sustainability assessment of manufacturing processes, which can be applied to carry out the sustainability assessment of manufacturing processes requiring less detailed data, time, and expert knowledge, but still providing a company-level analysis. The analytical hierarchy process method is used to determine ranking of simple and relevant activity areas for manufacturing processes in terms of sustainability objectives. Analytical technique is also employed to assess the degree of sustainability in manufacturing due to limited information which appear to be a characteristic of the case study presented. One goal of sustainability characterization methodology is to improve the manufacturing sustainability performance. Similar to the baseline scenario, sustainability reevaluation for sustainability improvement is also applied and discuses performance profile at the process level. This approach seems particularly useful when comparing different processes. It makes applicable for various industries and might be a challenge to derive priorities for systematic improvement. The applicability and usability of the proposed assessment method was verified by the case study in company producing heating devices.
|Journal series||Management and Production Engineering Review, ISSN 2080-8208, e-ISSN 2082-1344|
|Publication size in sheets||0.8|
|Keywords in English||multi-criteria decision analysis, analytical hierarchy process, sustainability assessment, manufacturing.|
|Score|| = 12.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 12.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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