InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 8 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM II - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleThe application of web based LEAN Manufacturing tools to support the implementation of ISO 50001 - A Case Study v1.0
Primary AuthorKen Bruton, University College Cork
Other Author(s) Peter O'Donovan; Dominic O'Sullivan
Pages 450 - 465
Article ID sdm15-042
Publication Date 02-May-16

Large Manufacturing companies seem largely to fail in the integration of LEAN, sustainable and scalable certified energy management systems. Too often manufacturing companies spend time and resources focused on the systematic elements of an energy management system, and not enough on energy performance improvement. Processes such as Energy Performance indicators (EnPI) development, energy reviews and internal audits are commonly flawed in their initial set up and unwieldy in their operation. This is sometimes due to a lack of data to inform effective decision making due to a dearth of energy and associated production and scheduling information to key stakeholders, or a lack of effective tools to streamline and standardise their analysis and operation. In a survey of three large manufacturing companies, it was found that 70 – 85 days were spent implementing some of the key aspects of a structured energy management system. This paper focuses on the early stage development and use of automated tools to support the implementation of key areas of an ISO 50001 compliant energy management system with a view to reducing this resource burden.

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Remarks Paper presented at KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 12-14 April 2015
First date of publication in InImpact: 1 December 2015