A holistic and rapid sustainability assessment tool for manufacturing SMEs
2014 (English)In: CIRP annals, ISSN 0007-8506, E-ISSN 1726-0604, Vol. 63, no 1, 437-440 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development is a broad term and is complex in nature because it has three dimensions. While continuous management is necessary, especially for SMEs, there is a lack of easily applicable tools that assess the status of sustainability based on key performance indicators and that derive priorities for systematic improvement. Based on this information, this paper presents a holistic sustainability assessment tool for manufacturing SMEs. The tool is applicable on a factory level with reasonable effort, provides decision support for improvements and enables a cross-industry comparison. A case study at a Swedish company has been performed to verify the usability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 63, no 1, 437-440 p.
Sustainable development, Tool, Assessment
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject Production Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148276DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2014.03.113ISI: 000338811000110ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902551901OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-148276DiVA: diva2:736094
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201408112014-08-052014-08-052014-08-11Bibliographically approved