Sustainable Production Research - a Proposed Method to Design the Measures
Paper in proceeding, 2011

This paper describes a process to develop and apply measures in Sustainable Production Research. Specifically we have: A) Conducted workshops with researchers and industry on sustainability measures and monitored sustainability awareness of the participants through concept maps. B) Developed a proposal for measures based on literature reviews, results from workshops and interviews with researchers. C) Developed a generic method for evaluating sustainability measures related to production over time. 16 sustainability measures were defined as a starting set for the continuous monitoring. Concept mapping showed that participant have an uneven view on sustainability with emphasis on technology.

Sustainability indicators

Concept map

Sustainable Production


Maria Knutson Wedel

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Surface and Microstructure Engineering

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Andreas Dagman

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Proceedings of 18th CIRP International Confrence on Life Cycle Engineering, Braunschweig, 2011

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Environmental Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance


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