Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

One approach recommended by the environmental

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Unformatted text preview: approach, recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is to piggyback off of an existing lean program to reduce energy waste in manufacturing processes(4]. Just such a pilot program has recently been launched in a major manufacturing facility at Raytheon, where approximately 48% of the facilities' total energy is used on manufacturing processes. The program focuses on proven process management approaches and rides the coattails of the existing lean program at a major manufacturing facility by creating a pull for continuous improvement ideas[1]. The goal this thesis was to increase the efficacy of the existing program, and to develop a practical roadmap to guide energy managers seeking to execute such programs in manufacturing on the shop floor. We investigated three methods to enhance the program. One was to apply the Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) method, made popular in Six Sigma literature, to the energy waste reduction efforts of a manufacturing area. By...
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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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