Title: Evaluation of manufacturing systems based on environmental aspects using a multi-criteria decision model
Author: Kuldip Singh Sangwan
Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani 333031, Rajasthan, India
Abstract: With growing awareness of environmental issues, business and government have come under increasing pressure to reduce the environmental impacts involved in the production and consumption of goods and services. However, the evaluation of manufacturing systems from environmental perspective has often been neglected partly because of multifaceted criteria. This paper presents a criteria catalogue and a multi-criteria decision model for the evaluation of manufacturing systems based on environmental aspects of the manufacturing system. The methodology has been validated by a case study of Indian industry.
Keywords: MCDM; multicriteria decision making; modelling; ECM; environmentally conscious manufacturing; decision support systems; DSS; criteria catalogue; environmental impact; manufacturing systems evaluation; India.
Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2013 Vol.14, No.1, pp.40 - 57
Available online: 29 Mar 2013