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Unformatted text preview: ly, right-sizing equipment likely represents the largest opportunity from a cost-reduction
perspective, but also requires capital investment, reorientation of production towards true manufacturing cells, and potentially changes in the way new equipment is procured and justified within an organization. Based on observations in the field and prior research. it is likely that right-sizing
opportunities, which are especially prevalent for the largest, most energy intensive equipment, could
be on the order of 50% or above for some equipment. 6.2 Recommended execution approach One of the motivations of this research was to design a practical, repeatable approach to executing
an energy efficiency program in a real manufacturing facility as a guideline for energy management
organizations like the Raytheon EET. Through a combination of independent research conducted at
the IADC and literature review, a management approach to executing such a program is proposed
in this section. This approach is general enough to be applied in any manufacturing facility, and is
designed to be compatible with popular manufacturing process management methodologies such as
lean manufacturing and six sigma. The 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