Integration of Environmental Management into Production Organization and Information Systems

  • Ralf Pillep
  • Richard Schieferdecker
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 39)


The issue of environmental management will be successfully pursued within production companies only if three conditions are met: complete integration into relevant business processes, minimized additional organizational effort and benefits in terms of costs. Additional efforts must be kept as small as possible in organizational and financial regard. Decisive factors are the integration into existing IT systems, e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and better support for the employees. A reference model has been developed by FIR (Research Institute for Operations Management). This model is based on the conventional MRP II concept. The environment-oriented reference model does not depend on specific developments and boundary conditions. It can be used for the organizational design of environment-related order processing in the enterprise and as a basis for the expansion of existing operational information systems.

Key words

environmental management Enterprise Resource Planning 


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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Pillep
    • 1
  • Richard Schieferdecker
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Operations Management at Aachen University of Technology (FIR)AachenGermany

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