Design of an integrated assessment of re-distributed manufacturing for the sustainable, resilient city

Rachel A J Freeman*, Chris A McMahon, Patrick S Godfrey

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Abstract

Re-distributed manufacturing (RDM) has the potential to be beneficial to business and society through creating jobs, reducing the environmental impacts of production, and improving organizational and societal resilience to future disturbances. The potential impacts of RDM for a city-region are complex and their exploration requires the consideration of a wide range of issues—societal, technical, logistical, and environmental. This paper discusses the use of an approach called Integrated Assessment to carry out an initial scoping of the issues. A research framework for RDM, and the key themes from a workshop that explored the causal relationships between different types of resilience, sustainability, and the manufacturing sectors are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-16)
EditorsRossi Setchi, Robert J Howlett, Ying Liu, Peter Theobald
PublisherSpringer
Pages601-612
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319320984
ISBN (Print)9783319320960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, SDM 2016 - Chania, Greece
Duration: 4 Apr 20166 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
PublisherSpringer
Volume52
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, SDM 2016
CountryGreece
CityChania
Period4/04/166/04/16

Keywords

  • Manufacturing resilience
  • Re-distributed manufacturing
  • Sustainable manufacturing and society
  • Systems thinking

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