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Unformatted text preview: ring cell" . The implication of a waste that cannot be easily visualized, such as electricity
waste, in a fast-paced environment like a manufacturing plant is that it is easily overlooked. The
lack of a good user interface to view and analyze electricity usage may partially account for the lack .
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.......... of attention paid to it in typical manufacturing operations environments. Another explanation is
that a certain amount of energy is fundamentally required by a manufacturing process. Taken to
the extreme, a metric that measures only electricity usage (rather than waste) may drive behavior
that ultimately harms the manufacturing process in the absence of other metrics. The best metric
to use in a manufacturing environment to drive energy efficiency is likely dependent on the industry
and organizational structure, and there currently is no standard in the literature.
To date, there has not been an academic study on the effect of real-time electricity usage feedback
to operators in an i...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- Spring '14