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Chemical Management Services: Safeguarding Environmental Outcomes
Lund University. (IPR (Innovation and Product Realisation))ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9068-3527
2009 (English)In: Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) as a Support for Cleaner Production / [ed] Stefan Schaltegger (2) Martin Bennett (3) Roger L. Burritt (4) Christine Jasch, Springer Netherlands , 2009, 209-229 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Every year hundreds of new chemicals with uncertain life-cycle impacts on our health and the environment are being developed and introduced to the market. Reducing the amount and volume of chemicals in use is seen as an important option for reducing associated environmental effects. Chemical management services (CMS) is seen by environmental experts as a business strategy that may allow reduction in the volume of chemicals sold, while maintaining profits from use of chemicals for suppliers. In traditional business the user would try to achieve the same reduction with less support from the supplier. The goal of this paper is to investigate how common performance indicators can be used to monitor the environmental performance of different chemical management strategies and how CMS customers and suppliers can safeguard environmental improvements. The paper draws on experiences from implementing CMS in one of Sweden’s automotive companies and meetings with European CMS providers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands , 2009. 209-229 p.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-23405DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8913-8_11ISBN: 978-1-4020-8912-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-23405DiVA: diva2:677693
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XPRES
Available from: 2013-12-10 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2014-07-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Development of collaborative green lean production systems
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development of collaborative green lean production systems
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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Supervisors
Available from: 2014-07-16 Created: 2014-07-05 Last updated: 2014-12-12Bibliographically approved

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