InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleAn integrated assessment platform for sustainability performance in value networks: a proposal and first evidence from industry
Primary AuthorMaria Holgado, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Other Author(s) Marco Macchi; J.P. Liyanage; Jakob Beer
Pages 321 - 332
Article ID sdm14-009
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractNowadays, companies seek to improve their sustainable performance not only considering themselves as independent actors but also as part of value networks. This brings more complexity and different variables to the measurement of their behavior and achievements. This article proposes an integrated assessment platform for the measurement of sustainability performance in complex production value networks, which encompasses two different types of assessment: a maturity assessment for qualitative areas at network and company levels and a KPI-based assessment for the measurement of quantitative outcomes. This work has been initially tested during different stages of its development in two workshops with companies and the results proofed its adequacy for identifying potential areas of improvement by following a cause-effect reasoning among the areas of the maturity assessment and the quantitative outcomes. Thus, the integrated assessment platform could be an useful tool for continuous improvement within value networks.

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