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The design and validation of the Smart Industry Sustainability Scan: assessing the maturity of Industry 4.0 for sustainable manufacturing.

Veen, Charlotte van (2021) The design and validation of the Smart Industry Sustainability Scan: assessing the maturity of Industry 4.0 for sustainable manufacturing.

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Abstract:The fourth industrial revolution is currently changing the way manufacturers operate. Smart technologies enable to optimize production processes and resource efficiency. In this way smart factories are created, where all objects and processes are interconnected, responsive and flexible. In this paper, a maturity model for the assessment of the integration of Industry 4.0 and sustainability is developed. Existing maturity models do not focus on the sustainability part of Industry 4.0. Because while Industry 4.0 initially strives to achieve economic goals, it creates many opportunities for the development of ecological and social aspect of sustainability as well. Insight into the maturity is crucial for any manufacturing organization to compete in rapidly changing industrial dynamics. An extensive literature review is done about the opportunities of sustainability in Industry 4.0, as well as the design of a maturity model. From this the model has been designed. It is then validated by gathering and analyzing the feedback of experts. With the use of the feedback, the model is improved, and the final model is presented. The Smart Industry Sustainability Scan consists of 33 questions, divided over the aspects Regulations & Policies, Strategy & Performance, Pollution, Resource circularity, Sustainable energy, and Social Sustainability.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86563
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