Title: Evaluation of manufacturing systems based on environmental aspects using a multi-criteria decision model

Authors: Kuldip Singh Sangwan

Addresses: 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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2013.052920

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2013 Vol.14 No.1, pp.40 - 57

Published online: 27 Dec 2013 *

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