An Extended Energy Value Stream Approach Applied on the Electronics Industry

Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 397)


In today’s manufacturing companies lean production systems are widely established in order to address the traditional production objectives such as quality, cost, time and flexibility. Beyond those objectives, objectives such as energy consumption and related CO2 emissions gained relevance due to rising energy costs and environmental concerns. Existing energy value stream methods allow the consideration of traditional and energy related variables. However, current approaches only take the energy consumptions of the actual manufacturing process and set-up times into account neglecting non-productive operational states and technical building services related consumption. Therefore, an extended energy value stream approach will be presented that provides the necessary degree of transparency to enable improvements of the energy value stream of a product considering also the influence of product design parameters.


energy value stream mapping sustainable manufacturing 


  1. 1.
  2. 2.
    Erlach, K., Westkämper, E.: Energiewertstrom – Der Weg zur energieeffizienten Fabrik. Fraunhofer Verlag, Stuttgart (2009) ISBN: 978-3-8396-0010-8Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Shahrbabaki, S.A.D.: Green and Lean Production Visualization Tools - A Case Study exploring EVSM. Master thesis work, Mälardalen University (2010)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    World PCB Production Report for the Year (2010) ISBN: 978-1-61193-500-4Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Wang, X., Gaustad, G.: Prioritizing material recovery for end-of-life printed circuit boards Original Research Article. Waste Management (2012) (in Press)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Guo, J., Xu, Z.: Recycling of non-metallic fractions from waste printed circuit boards: A review. Journal of Hazardous Materials 168(2-3, 15), 567–590 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Taiariol, F., Fea, P., Papuzza, C., Raffaella Casalino, R., Galbiati, E., Zappa, S.: Life Cycle assessment of an integrated circuit product. In: Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, pp. 128–133 (2001) Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Kanth, R.K., Wan, Q., Liljeberg, P., Zheng, L., Tenhunen, H.: Comparative Study for Environmental Assessment of Printed and PCB Technologies, Joukahaisenkatu. TUCS General Publication Series, pp. 978–952 (2010) ISBN: 978-952-12-2497-3Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Gutowski, T., Murphy, C., et al.: Environmentally benign manufacturing: Observations from Japan, Europe and the United States. Journal of Cleaner Production 13(1), 1–17 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Devoldere, T., Dewulf, W., Deprez, W., Willems, B., Duflou, J.: Improvement Potential for Energy Consumption in Discrete Part Production Machines. In: Proceedings of 14th CIRP Conf. on LCE, pp. 311–316 (2007)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Zein, A.: Transition towards Energy Efficient Machine Tools. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg (2012) (pending for publication) ISBN 978-3-642-32246-4CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Womack, J.P., Jones, D.T.: Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Cooperation. Harper Business (2003) ISBN 0-7432-4927-5 Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    US EPA: Lean, Energy & Climate Toolkit: Achieving Process Excellence Through Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction, EPA-100-K-07-003 (2007)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Hesselbach, J., Herrmann, C., Detzer, R., Martin, L., Thiede, S., Lüdemann, B.: Energy Efficiency through optimized coordination of production and technical building services. In: 15th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Sydney, pp. 624–629 (2008) ISBN 978-1-877040-67-2 Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Seow, Y., Rahimifard, S.: A framework for modelling energy consumption within manufacturing systems. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology 4(3), 258–264 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Narita, H., Fujimoto, H.: Environmental burden analysis due to high speed milling. Presented at the 19th International Conference on Production Research (2007)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Nawata, S., Aoyama, T.: Life-cycle design system for machined parts - linkage of LCI data to CAD/CAM data. Presented at the Second International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, pp. 299–302. IEEE Comput. Soc., Tokyo (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Seow, Y., Rahimifard, S.: Improving Product Design based on Energy Considerations. In: Hesselbach, J., Herrmann, C. (eds.) Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing, pp. 154–159. Springer, Heidelberg (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Thiede, S.: Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Systems. Springer, Heidelberg (2012)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Machine Tools and Production Technology, Product- and Life-Cycle-Management Research GroupTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

Personalised recommendations