Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

The implication of a waste that cannot be easily

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Unformatted text preview: ring cell" [1]. 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 . ........... ........ ._. 1 .11111 .. . ._ - --- __._ ... .. ... . ................ . . ...... .......... 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.

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