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Achieving energy efficiency in manufacturing: organization, procedures and implementation

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dc.contributor.advisor Wu, B. (Bin), 1957- en_US
dc.contributor.author Ponte, Sandina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-27T20:22:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-27T20:22:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.date.submitted 2011 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other PonteS-042711-T5102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/14965
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 27, 2012). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Bin Wu en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Industrial engineering. en_US
dc.description "May 2011" en_US
dc.description.abstract The industrial sector has one of the highest levels of energy consumption and therefore greatly impacts sustainable development around the world. Transitioning to renewable energy sources and becoming energy efficient are two ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the latter approach will take the least amount of initial investment, provide the quickest payback, and immediate rewards (i.e., cost savings, employee/company morale, and emissions reduction). Energy efficiency is not a new concept, but its implementation has been slow and sometimes non existent in some factories. This is due to many factors, including: lack of in-house expertise, lack of funding, lack of user-friendly tools, lack of institutionalized operational procedures, and most importantly energy efficiency has not been a part of the overall strategy. To overcome these obstacles, this research proposes the introduction of energy efficiency into every layer of the company's overall framework, i.e. the Manufacturing/Supply Process, Human and Organizational, and Information and Control layers. This will be achieved by creating a complete methodology to help industrial organizations to plan and institutionalize energy efficiency solutions as a company wide program. While a systems' approach provides the foundation for the methodology, a web-based Task-Centered Workbook will provide the necessary tools for technical implementation. With an integrated energy efficiency methodology for factories, the industrial sector will no longer be the highest energy consumer but a contributor to sustainable development. This is an integral part of industrial ecology, which can also benefit from a structured framework that unifies all available tools to better support sustainable development. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 74 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2011 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject energy efficiency en_US
dc.subject industrial ecology en_US
dc.subject sustainable development en_US
dc.subject systems analysis en_US
dc.subject task centered web-tool en_US
dc.title Achieving energy efficiency in manufacturing: organization, procedures and implementation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Industrial engineering en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2011 Theses


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