Priority Evaluation of Product Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing

  • A. Gupta
  • R. Vangari
  • A.D. Jayal
  • I.S. Jawahir
Conference paper


This chapter presents a framework to develop comprehensive product metrics for sustainable manufacturing and perform a priority evaluation of the metrics. Recent efforts made in this direction produced a large number of influencing factors and metrics for sustainable manufacturing. It is difficult to evaluate the sustainability content of a product with a large set of metrics and there is a need to prioritize these as per the requirements of different industrial segments. The use of analytic hierarchy process to prioritize the influencing factors for electronic products is illustrated through a case study. The development of product ontology is urged as a prerequisite to the ultimate solution for product manufacturers.


Product life-cycle Sustainable manufacturing Product metrics Analytic hierarchy process Ontology 



The authors thank the University of Kentucky for the project sponsorship and for the use of labs and facilities for conducting this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Gupta
    • 1
  • R. Vangari
    • 1
  • A.D. Jayal
    • 1
  • I.S. Jawahir
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), College of EngineeringUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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