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Use of environmental value stream mapping and environmental loss analysis in lean manufacturing work at Volvo
Volvo Technology AB, Göteborg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9068-3527
Volvo Technology AB, Göteborg, Sweden.
Volvo Technology AB, Göteborg, Sweden.
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2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 4th Swedish Production Symposium, Lund, Sweden, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT Green production systems requires efficient production and low use of resources such as energy, material etc. To achieve this, there is a need for further development of continuous improvement tools in the “lean and green” area. This work deals with environmental value stream mapping (Environmental-VSM), which has been applied in two case studies at Volvo Penta Vara and Volvo Construction Equipment Braas. In the performed studies Environmental-VSM, as described by the US-Environmental Protection Agency, has been extended by the introduction of a loss model to show environmental losses. The combination of methods provides the user with hands-on tools supporting strategic as well as operational management. Examples of practical improvement actions that were found include reduction of energy use trough minimising idling losses and floor space as well as reduced waste flow through lowered packaging material usage. Keywords: Green Lean, Green production systems, Competitiveness, Manufacturing industry, Production management

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund, Sweden, 2011.
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-13513OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-13513DiVA: diva2:466053
Conference
4th Swedish Production Symposium, May 3-5th 2011, Lund University, Sweden
Projects
xpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2011-12-15 Created: 2011-12-15 Last updated: 2016-01-11Bibliographically approved
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1. Development of collaborative green lean production systems
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2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis deals with development of lean and green production systems from an action research point of view. The studies focus on Swedish-based automotive and vehicle industries and their aims to integrate sustainable thinking and environmental care into their operations management.

Starting from operations management in manufacturing and corporate sustainable development, the research is built on how to integrate these two views into one production system. The systematic structure of a multiple-target improvement process with methodologies and tools designed to achieve the sustainability vision has been studied. Since lean as well as green production is based on the entire value chain, the research has gone beyond legal company limits and included the collaborative efforts between suppliers and customers in the value chain.

The thesis includes six papers and describes approaches on how to implement integration, how to structure and integrate improvement management systems, how to set up an integrated monitoring and control system for the business and how to organise and redesign green lean tools and methodologies to support collaboration towards common targets.

The results can be used for exploration and hypothesis formulation for further studies and development of integrated production systems and collaboration systems. The thesis helps answering how to integrate and implement company-specific green lean production systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eskilstuna/Västerås: Mälardalens Högskola, 2014
Series
Mälardalen University Press Dissertations, ISSN 1651-4238 ; 162
Keyword
Operations management, Lean manufacturing, Sustainable production, Environmental management, Swedish manufacturing
National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-25605 (URN)978-91-7485-157-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-09-19, Filen, Smedjegatan 37, Eskilstuna, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2014-07-16 Created: 2014-07-05 Last updated: 2014-12-12Bibliographically approved

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