Benchmarking the green performance of global manufacturing: An application of DEA-bad output model

Mei Niang Fan, Jun Der Leu

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Abstract

The issues of scarcity of natural resources and environmental depletion are being paid attention to by customers, organizations, governments and communities worldwide. Businesses are facing the challenge to leverage the environment and economic performance for sustainable operations owing to stringent regulations and customer's high awareness of environmental protection. The value-added process for both good and undesirable output is inevitable from the manufacturing process. We study a global chemical company with multiple manufacturing sites and propose that a DEA bad output model for decision making be used by site managers, business unit managers and corporate managers. The inputs covered are energy, water consumption and man-hours; undesirable bad outputs are solid waste, carbon dioxide, air emission and illness and injury rate; and the good output is production volume for performance measurement of green manufacturing. It can aid the business in benchmarking the green manufacturing at multiple sites for measuring, monitoring and driving continuous improvement at a global chemical company.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication43rd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2013, CIE 2013
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
Pages855-867
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781629934372
StatePublished - 2013
Event43rd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2013, CIE 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 16 Oct 201318 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE
Volume2
ISSN (Electronic)2164-8689

Conference

Conference43rd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2013, CIE 2013
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period16/10/1318/10/13

Keywords

  • Bad Output Model
  • Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
  • Green Manufacturing

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