Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

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Unformatted text preview: s provided a system that has enabled the EET to very successfully influence Raytheon's energy strategy at both a corporate and individual facility level, its design does not currently well support increasing energy efficiency of manufacturing processes. Most notably, with the EET consisting solely of facilities employees, it is often viewed as a facilities initiative rather than a business and operations initiative[1]. Also, the majority of people involved at the individual facility level, especially the Energy Champions and Energy Citizens, work on these programs on a volunteer basis. Thus, accountability is not as strong as if it were part of their formal job responsibilities[ 1]. Regular energy auditing, a feature of strong energy management programs, is generally confined to support systems[15]. Finally, performance improvement goals are typically set at the division level, and tracking metrics are generally available only at the facility, rather than department or process line level. Nonetheless, the EET represents an inn...
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