Development of a management tool for assessing environmental performance in SMEs' design and production
Woolman, Tim and Veshagh, Alireza (2007) Development of a management tool for assessing environmental performance in SMEs' design and production. In: 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Wasada Univ, Tokyo, JAPAN, JUN 11-13, 2007. Published in: Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses pp. 383-388.Full text not available from this repository.
Small and medium sized manufacturers offer opportunities in reducing life cycle impacts, as green demand cascades through supply chains, and challenges due to their lack of environmental management and life cycle engineering skills. This research explored existing management tools to meet manufacturing SMEs reported need for self assessment. Drawing on the principles of environmental performance evaluation, this paper presents the development and application of a spreadsheet tool for diagnosing environmental performance in SMEs' product design and production and relates it to the tools used recently in the UK by Perform and Benchmark Index and the ecoBiz assessment used in Australia.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TS Manufactures
|Journal or Publication Title:||Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses|
|Publisher:||SPRINGER-VERLAG LONDON LTD|
|Editor:||Takata, S and Umeda, Y|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 383-388|
|Title of Event:||14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering|
|Location of Event:||Wasada Univ, Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUN 11-13, 2007|
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