Overall Environmental Equipment Effectiveness as a Metric of a Lean and Green Manufacturing System
AbstractThis paper presents a new metric for describing the sustainability improvements achieved, relative to the company’s initial situation, after implementing a lean and green manufacturing system. The final value of this metric is identified as the Overall Environmental Equipment Effectiveness (OEEE), which is used to analyze the evolution between two identified states of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and the sustainability together, and references, globally and individually, the production steps. The OEE is a known measure of equipment utilization, which includes the availability, quality and performance of each production step, In addition to these factors, the OEEE incorporates the concept of sustainability based on the calculated environmental impact of the complete product life cycle. Action research based on the different manufacturing processes of a tube fabrication company is conducted to assess the potential impact of this new indicator. The case study demonstrates the compatibility between green and lean manufacturing, using a common metric. The OEEE allows sustainability to be integrated into business decisions, and compares the environmental impact of two states, by identifying the improvements undertaken within the company’s processes. View Full-Text
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Domingo, R.; Aguado, S. Overall Environmental Equipment Effectiveness as a Metric of a Lean and Green Manufacturing System. Sustainability 2015, 7, 9031-9047.
Domingo R, Aguado S. Overall Environmental Equipment Effectiveness as a Metric of a Lean and Green Manufacturing System. Sustainability. 2015; 7(7):9031-9047.Chicago/Turabian Style
Domingo, Rosario; Aguado, Sergio. 2015. "Overall Environmental Equipment Effectiveness as a Metric of a Lean and Green Manufacturing System." Sustainability 7, no. 7: 9031-9047.