A Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Manufacturing by Focusing on Risks in Supply Chains

  • Masaru Nakano
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 338)


Sustainable manufacturing is becoming a popular concept. However, the definition is not clear, and technical approaches are not specified in conventional studies.

This study proposes a conceptual framework for understanding sustainable manufacturing from the viewpoint of risks in manufacturing enterprises and supply chains. Two aspects of sustainable manufacturing are defined: manufacturing for a sustainable society and sustainability of the manufacturing sector.

A technical approach is relevant to visualization techniques in systems engineering. The study categorizes risk and sustainability factors of manufacturing enterprises into four sections: internal, supply chain, manufacturing, and global society. Inter-sectional analysis is important for resolving environmental issues. In addition, this study categorizes methods for risk management corresponding to different time scales and frequencies.


Sustainable Manufacturing Supply Chain Risk Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaru Nakano
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  1. 1.The Graduate School of System Design and ManagementKeio UniversityKanagawaJapan

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