Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
3rd - 5th October, 2016
Stellenbosch, South Africa


Title: Chinese approaches to sustainable manufacturing Author(s): Ă–. S. Ganiyusufoglu Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 1 to 4 Session: Keynotes View Abstract Full Paper Presentation

The balance of global economic power is shifting. Traditionally strong countries are stagnating and a new corps of hopefuls is waiting in the wings. These emerging countries are characterized by largely untapped natural resources and a wealth of latent human talent. At the same time, internet penetration and the revolution in speed of communication has laid the foundation for a new type of Industrial Revolution with sustainable manufacturing at its heart. China is at the forefront of this new group with a number of industries well-positioned to step forward onto the global stage. This paper discusses the current status and strategic plans of Shenyang Machine Tool, the largest machine tool manufacturer in the world. Sustainable manufacturing is only just entering the consciousness of the global machine tool industry. There is not only tremendous capacity for the implementation of sustainable manufacturing principles, the very future of the industry depends on them.

Title: A Brazilian perspective on remanufacturing Author(s): H. Rozenfeld , A. P. Barquet Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 5 to 8 Session: Keynotes View Abstract Full Paper Presentation

The goal of this paper is to give further information concerning the Keynote "A Brazilian perspective on sustainable manufacturing and remanufacturing" held on the 11th CIRP Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing. Therefore, this paper contains the description of the current Brazilian situation in terms of poverty, social inequalities and violence and in contrast the country’s abundance of natural resources. Thus, it is reported how this current situation is associated with sustainable development, mainly in the Brazilian industrial sector. Finally, an example of a sustainable approach to be adopted by companies within this context is given, namely remanufacturing.

Title: Innovation in sustainable manufacturing education Author(s): I. S. Jawahir , F. Badurdeen , K.E. Rouch Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 9 to 16 Session: Keynotes View Abstract Full Paper Presentation

Sustainable value creation entails generating value for all stakeholders from economic, environmental and social perspectives. In a manufacturing context, creating sustainable value requires product, process and systems level innovations to enable near-perpetual closed-loop material flow across multiple life-cycles; it also requires understanding the complex interactions of the socio-technical systems with the natural environment for emergent synthesis so sustainable value creation can occur harmoniously and continuously. However, current educational curricula with traditional disciplines is fragmented and do not represent the multi-disciplinarity or the integration needs; it is now necessary to work at the interface of the various disciplines to address the complex issues that are brought about through sustainability. Thus, to create sustainable value through sustainable manufacturing will require transformational and innovative reforms in education with an overall paradigm shift to provide the future generation of engineers, scientists and managers the necessary technical knowledge, skills and capabilities. This paper presents recent trends in developing such innovative educational programs in sustainable manufacturing. Also, the technological challenges posed by the need for implementing viable innovative sustainable manufacturing educational programs inevitably require fundamental studies on total life-cycle products, closed-loop manufacturing processes and integrated production systems extending beyond to the entire supply chain operations. This paper is aimed at tackling these significant challenges by essentially developing sustainable value propositions for all forms of educational programs (formal degrees and certificate level programs, professional/continuing education programs, short courses and web-based interactive learning programs, etc.) to incorporate the new knowledge needed to promote value-added sustainable manufacturing at product, process and system levels.

Title: Sustainability in manufacturing with a perspective on UAE / Masdar Author(s): M. Khraisheh Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 17 to 17 Session: Keynotes View Abstract Full Paper Presentation

The UAE, similar to other countries in the Middle East, is embarking on an ambitious journey to transform its economy from one based on natural resources to a diversified one based on knowledge and innovation. The transformation will rely on expanding and developing new sectors as engines for economic growth. Manufacturing and Sustainability will play an important part in this transformation. In this talk, an overview of UAE’s vision will be presented with a focus on the manufacturing sector. Additionally, the government has established Masdar Institute as a graduate level, research driven university focused on sustainable technologies. An overview of educational and research activities relevant to sustainable manufacturing will be presented.

Title: Sustainable manufacturing - German perspective on shaping global value creation Author(s): G. Seliger Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 18 to 18 Session: Keynotes View Abstract Full Paper Presentation

With the continuous depletion of natural resources along with the incremental increase in world population, the need for effective and economic use of renewable resources becomes significant. Innovative solutions for sustainable manufacturing should be initiated to cope with the challenges of economic competitiveness, environmental and social stability. Collaborative Research Centre “Sustainable Manufacturing – Shaping Global Value Creation” (CRC 1026) intends to demonstrate how sustainable manufacturing embedded in global value creation. Products, processes, equipment, organization and humans together as configurable factors make value creating modules. Modules to be shaped by innovative technology are valuated according to economic, environmental and social criteria of sustainability. Vertical and horizontal integration driven by cooperation and competition leads to value creating modules connected in dynamic networking. Manufacturing and logistics in their fundamental roles for wealth generation considerably shape these networks.

Title: Sustainability incubators: A coordinated collaborative approach towards sustainable manufacturing amongst small and medium-sized enterprises. Author(s): H. Kohl , R. Orth , M. Galeitzke Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 19 to 24 Session: Entrepreneurship View Abstract Full Paper

Small and medium-sized enterprises constitute a major share of the manufacturing sector in many countries\\r\\nand are known for their dynamic structure and innovative strength. Despite the potential for sustainability\\r\\nperformance the economic impact of environmental regulations may impede many business ventures.\\r\\nBusiness incubators foster entrepreneurship by offering infrastructural facilities and legal support. The central\\r\\nmanagement of environmental impact reduction and cross-application technologies can in some cases be\\r\\nprofitable. The entrepreneurial framework may initiate progress towards the application of sustainability\\r\\nprinciples. Benchmarking as a powerful management tool can induce best practice transfer and the\\r\\nconceivable collaborations may generate eco-innovations, social and creatively beneficial environments as\\r\\nwell as economic advantages. The induced performance measurement, comparison and exchange of\\r\\nexperiences is directed towards collective sustainability performance.

Title: Case study of ILVA, Italy: The impact of failing to consider sustainability as a driver of business model evolution Author(s): F. Tonelli , S. Short , P. Taticchi Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 25 to 30 Session: Entrepreneurship View Abstract Full Paper

The case of ILVA steel works in Taranto, Italy demonstrates the potential impacts associated with failing to adequately consider environmental and social sustainability issues within the business model of the firm. This paper provides a review of the situation at ILVA today; the decisions and actions that contributed to the current situation since privatisation of the firm in 1995; and the choices now facing government, the local community, and the firm’s owners going forward including a review of Best Available Techniques (BATs). The review is supported with relevant sustainability literature and explores how a more comprehensive assessment of sustainability considerations might be better integrated into business model evolution. The paper demonstrates that an inappropriate technology investment strategy that fails to consider broader concepts of value for the society and environment does not pay in the long-term, and that expectations of government support to mitigate negative impacts of business are becoming increasingly untenable.

Title: Interdisciplinary planning of sustainable value creation modules with low income communities in developing countries Author(s): J. Palacios , M. Pinto , B. MĂĽller , T. Guidat Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 31 to 36 Session: Entrepreneurship View Abstract Full Paper

Value creation activities are normally considered to take place in relatively well developed areas of most countries. This is especially true when referring to developing countries where income generation possibilities are normally reserved to urban centers with adequate infrastructure, access to supply chain networks and trained human resources. In order to level quality of life and social conditions of low income rural and urban communities to the regional prosperous areas, opportunities to create local economic development have to be generated. A way to contribute towards the achievement of this end is the generation of sustainable local value creation modules. To achieve this, the integration of several knowledge areas is most of the times necessary in order to secure a smooth implementation in the field increasing thus its success chances. This contribution proposes a method to construct interdisciplinary teams capable of define, develop and conduct projects intending the implementation of value creation modules in economically disadvantaged communities in developing countries.

Title: Strategic innovation priorities for sustainable manufacturing in Australia Author(s): S. King Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 37 to 42 Session: Entrepreneurship View Abstract Full Paper

This paper presents a strategic perspective and 3 sustainable manufacturing innovation priorities for the Australian manufacturing sector. They are, improving resource efficiency, developing new business models and adopting new technology. These are not the only strategies by which to achieve sustainable manufacturing or improved competitiveness. However, they are a prioritised response to current global trends, government signals and challenges and opportunities for Australian manufacturers. Manufacturing in Australia has reached a crossroad. Tough economic conditions mean in order to survive manufacturers must adapt and respond to competitive pressures by innovating to remain productive and prosperous. This paper provides an overview of the drivers, enablers and an example for each innovation response. This clearly demonstrates the link between innovation and sustainable manufacturing and how innovation can provide a competitive advantage.

Title: Modeling of enterprise investment activity, taking into account an environmental factor Author(s): A. Borlakova Conference: 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing Year: 2013, Pages: from 43 to 48 Session: Entrepreneurship View Abstract Full Paper

The modern economy is becoming more dependent of environmental standards and orientation on international concept of sustainable development. The most important condition on the way of economy transition to an innovative way of development is preservation of human vital activity-environment system equilibrium. Significant role in achievement of the country's economy strategic objectives performs investment activities, which affects not only the conditions of human vital activity, but also on the ecologo-economic system state. At the paper, necessity to taking into account an environmental factor in the process of investment projects estimation is defined. The projects efficiency criteria are suggested to calculate using the elements of the fuzzy sets theory, by mean of which many uncertainties factors may be formalized and correctly considered in the estimation process. The approach promotes objective justification of the investment decision.

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