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Unformatted text preview: es for program improvement Raytheon, and industry in general, faces some high-level management challenges in improving the
energy efficiency of manufacturing processes based on field experience and research conducted over
the course of this study. A brief discussion of these challenges are outlined here, though they were
not specifically the main topic of this research:
" Cross-functional coordination: It was observed that before the new initiative was begun in
2009, the Raytheon energy management program was fairly typical in that focus was placed on
improving support systems largely under the facilities department's direct control. Improving
the energy efficiency of process equipment absolutely requires participation by both operations
and facilities staff, and can also be greatly aided by dedicated energy managers to facilitate
activities like DMAIC improvement processes. Still, this type of coordination can be a challenge
in the fast paced environment of a busy manufacturing facility such as the IADC.
" Fluctuating energy prices...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- Spring '14