IJAT Vol.3 No.1 pp. 56-62
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2009.p0056


Total Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Processes

Shinsuke Kondoh, Nozomu Mishima, Yuji Hotta, Koji Watari,
Tsuneo Kurita, and Keijiro Masui

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba East, 1-2-1, Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan

September 16, 2008
November 11, 2008
January 5, 2009
environmental awareness, total performance indicator, utility value, lifecycle cost, environmental impact, manufacturing process, ceramic diesel particulate filter
To evaluate the environmental impact of products, we propose a total performance indicator (TPI), an efficiency index that simultaneously takes into account cost, environmental impact, and value. We propose applying the TPI to evaluating manufacturing processes. Calculating the TPI of manufacturing-process segments lets us clarify bottlenecks limiting the enhancing of performance. We focus on a ceramic filter manufacturing process, determining segments that contribute little to creating value and cause considerable environmental impact and cost. Designers evaluating manufacturing processes using the TPI can quickly determine processes that are not "eco-efficient."
Cite this article as:
S. Kondoh, N. Mishima, Y. Hotta, K. Watari, T. Kurita, and K. Masui, “Total Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Processes,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.3 No.1, pp. 56-62, 2009.
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