ARC Offers Sustainability Strategies for Manufacturers
In a recent research report, ‚ÄúSustainable Manufacturing: Remaking Today’s Manufacturing Enterprise for Tomorrow’s Economy,‚ÄĚ ARC Advisory Group’s Greg Gorbach outlines a framework for green improvements for manufacturers, Supply Chain Digest reports.
Here are some areas Gorbach recommends focusing on to improve sustainability in manufacturing:
— Track current energy consumption and emissions and establish specific goals and targets, maybe use activity-based, costing-type analysis to account for contribution to emissions for products and processes.
— Use lean techniques. This should reduce manufacturer’s carbon footprint by reducing non-value-added activities.
— Review current plant and transportation asset energy efficiency and decide whether to upgrade, replace, or retire those assets.
— Look into opportunities to reduce plant energy consumption by rationalizing, virtualizing, de-duplicating, or reconfiguring IT assets in the factory.
— Find ways to conserve and recycle water, as well as a process to deal with waste. These issues will become increasingly important for manufacturers in the Western U.S. and other areas with relative water scarcity.
More tips to green the manufacturing process can be found on Supply Chain Digest.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Bridgewater, MA, Gets $231,000 Efficiency Grant
- Biomass Group Studies Role in Clean Power Plan
- Rockleigh Borough Installing LEDs, Low Energy AC
- PHG to Build Big Gasification Plant for Sevier Solid Waste
- Energy Profile of Commercial Buildings Changing
- Smart Meter Market Surging
- Modular Data Centers Cut Construction Costs
- Failure to Build Energy Infrastructure Could Cost New England $5.4B