Process Control Technology Alert. Innovations in Green Manufacturing Processes
|出版商||Frost & Sullivan||商品編碼||308220|
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 20 Pages
|流程控制技術的警告:環保製造工程的革新 Process Control Technology Alert. Innovations in Green Manufacturing Processes|
|出版日期: 2014年05月30日||內容資訊: 英文 20 Pages||
Green manufacturing pertains to the use of environment friendly, sustainable, green processes to reduce or eliminate pollution and waste. Green production processes use inputs with a low environmental impact, which generate minimal or no waste or pollution. Such green manufacturing practices include minimizing the use of natural resources, and recycling and reusing what has been regarded as waste to reduce emissions. Furthermore, green manufacturing can involve the employment of green processes to develop and manufacture green, environmentally benign products. The design, composition, and use of green products minimizes their environmental impact throughout their lifecycle.
Manufacturing companies play a significant role in building a greener future for the world. According to the US Energy Administration's International Energy Outlook 2013, the industrial sector-which includes manufacturing and non-manufacturing (agriculture, mining, construction)- consumes about one-half the world's total delivered energy. Stakeholders in the manufacturing industry (including process manufacturing sectors such as food, paper, chemicals, refining, metals) are designing and manufacturing products in a sustainable way, thereby eliminating pollution, reducing waste, and conserving energy.
Organizations are beginning to realize that green, or environmentally sustainable, practices are becoming a standard for industrial processes and factories of the future. In order to be successful in the long term, companies need to increasingly adopt this trend. This changing landscape of global commerce in adopting eco-friendly practices not only increases the bottom line due to cost cuts, but also keeps consumers happy and protects the future of the planet. Companies that adopt eco-friendly practices will have a competitive advantage and will be able to operate at the most advanced stage of development in the industry. In addition to reducing waste and emissions and preserving finite resources, such companies will be able to reduce costs through implementing more efficient systems and through innovation.
In most companies, considerable changes are required to go green. These improvements can include restructuring the company's entire supply chain or simply converting to energy-efficient lighting in a manufacturing facility.
Moreover, the transition to green manufacturing can require implementation of new manufacturing processes and creation or adoption of the technology and machinery required to support green manufacturing. In this process, the company will not only increase profits, but also protect the global environment and overhaul the company's image. This will be considered a win-win situation for all and could take the company's business to the next level.
Among the many steps that are taking place in manufacturing, companies are reducing waste, eliminating pollution, recycling, optimizing the current use of fossil fuels, and recovering energy that is otherwise wasted in heat.
Once the reasons for adopting green practices are appreciated and the processes developed, eco-friendly practices can be expected to extend to other areas of operation. Businesses too can profit immensely from a healthy planet in the future.