Organisations Models and Information Systems for Production-Integrated Environmental Protection (OPUS)

Organisations Models and Information Systems for Production-Integrated Environmental Protection (OPUS)

Hans-Dietrich Haasis (Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, Germany), Gunnar Jurgens (Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Germany) and Torsten Kriwald (Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, Germany)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-342-5.ch004
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Abstract

Environmental protection in companies gains higher importance as the demand for information on environmental performance is rewarded by society, market and policy makers. Additive environmental technologies encounter increasing ecological and economical borders. Production-integrated measures for environmental protection are much more efficient and sustainable. Such measures extend over inner enterprise and enterprise spanning order processing and value chains. They open up numerous possibilities for product and process innovation by combining ecological and economical potentials. The research project OPUS provides solutions for the organization of product-development and production-processes in and between companies under environmental aspects. Parts of those solutions are information technologies and information systems that support the processes within a company and over the entire logistical network. The development of methods, models and prototypes within the project is based on the processes of construction, process planning, production planning and control, production scheduling, balancing and controlling and intercompany environmental management. Results were applied, evaluated and optimised in different companies out of the branches of machine building, aircraft building, chemical industry, electronic industry and software development for industrial fields of application.

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