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Development of Environmental Performance Model Using Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

Author(s): Pregiwati Pusporini | Kazem Abhary | Lee Luong

Journal: International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing
ISSN 1793-8198

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 102;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Green manufacturing | environmental performance | continuous improvement | design for six sigma.

Due to the increasing demand for green manufacturing, environmental performance has become an important consideration during product design and development. The new paradigm of competitiveness of product would involve quality and environmental performance. This paradigm will force manufacturing industry to improve their environmental performance continuously. That means, environmental performance has to be considered during product design and development process. Moreover, environmental performance has to be put as a part of business activities in the manufacturing industry and also has to be targeted as the improvement effort. Current application of product development is concerned with four areas of performance like cost, quality, time and service. There is no consideration of environmental performance into continuous improvement methodology or product development. Environmental evaluation is considered quite late in the product development process and it is conducted separately (not integrated with development activities). This paper presents the development of environmental performance model using Design for Six Sigma (DFSS). The proposed model could be integrated into product development or continuous improvement methodology as the improvement target.
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