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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)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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