Integrating sustainability within the factory planning process
2012 (English)In: CIRP annals, ISSN 0007-8506, E-ISSN 1726-0604, Vol. 61, no 1, 463-466 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research activities on sustainability in manufacturing often emphasize environmental and economic issues in specific processes. This research attempts to describe and integrate sustainability with its economic, environmental and social dimensions into the well formulated process of factory planning. A model is developed to describe relations between factory buildings, manufacturing equipment, sustainability aspects and the process of factory planning. The model provides guidance for the decision-making during the planning and design stage. By revealing different kinds of interconnections, the understanding of the complexity within factories is improved. A case study is performed on a container-sized factory to verify the model usability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 61, no 1, 463-466 p.
Sustainable development, model, factory planning
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60467DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2012.03.067ISI: 000306298700115ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84861611614OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-60467DiVA: diva2:477388
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201208012012-01-132012-01-132013-04-16Bibliographically approved