Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

In a manufacturing environment however especially in

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Unformatted text preview: nment, however, especially in a highly hierarchical environment such as Raytheon, the ownership, incentives and authority to adjust behavior unilaterally is not as tightly aligned. Thus, the role of management is critical to support operator behavior change, and passive feedback such as dashboards to operators without management engagement, no matter how good the user interface, is probably not the most effective solution to reducing energy waste. Real-time feedback systems might be more suited for those already concerned about electricity usage The final implication, which incorporates the previous two implications, is that real-time feedback is probably more suitable for those manufacturing environments that have already harvested the "low hanging fruit" in terms of enforcing procedural compliance. A good example at Raytheon would be CCA. CCA produced compliance with energy audits, without the benefit of real-time feedback systems, by leveraging their organizational structure and aligning incentives for operators to actively participate. As a result, as...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

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