Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

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Unformatted text preview: This chapter has outlined the background of the research, namely the history and recent trends of energy management programs in industry and a broad introduction to Raytheon, its energy management program and the manufacturing plant where field experiments and study was conducted. We described the trend of energy management programs dovetailing with the process management programs in the near future, and identified the need for further research into specific approaches that can work at the manufacturing cell level. We presented Raytheon as a good example of a U.S. company on the leading edge of this type of research, and described the state of the energy efficiency program in one of its major manufacturing facilities encountered at the beginning of the research period. The next chapter will propose our research hypothesis, and provide an argument as to why proving the hypotheses will help address the problem of developing a practical, repeatable process management approach to increase energy efficiency at the manufacturing cell level. Chapter 3 Hypothesis It...
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