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Unformatted text preview: is hypothesized that programs focused on improving the energy efficiency of manufacturing processes, included as part of a general lean manufacturing program, can reduce operational cost without impact on production schedules. Moreover, these programs can be enhanced using the following
process management best practices:
1. Measuring energy usage of individual equipment as part of team-based continuous improvement
2. Providing continuous, real-time data on energy use to operators.
3. Right-sizing equipment.
The first two approaches are of particular interest because:
" They do not explicitly rely on additional capital allocation, which is a barrier to energy efficiency programs.
" They are in the spirit of focusing on employee behavior change, which was the vision of the
initial pilot project sponsored by the EET at the IADC and elsewhere.
However, the third approach was included in the hypothesis because it is also in the spirit of lean
manufacturing, though it explicitly involves the acquisition of equipment.
The three appro...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- Spring '14