Abstract

Nowadays manufacturing companies are facing diverse economic (e.g. shorter product life cycles, rising product variant diversity, increasing production volume fluctuations, rapid changing technologies, financial crisis) but also enormous environmental (e.g. climate change, resource depletion) and social challenges (e.g. aging personnel).

Keywords

Energy Efficiency Resource Depletion Manufacturing Company Triple Bottom Line Energy Efficiency Measure 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und FertigungstechnikTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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