Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Stefan Alexander Blume
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stefan Alexander Blume
    Pages 9-40
  4. Stefan Alexander Blume
    Pages 147-159
  5. Stefan Alexander Blume
    Pages 161-184
  6. Stefan Alexander Blume
    Pages 185-191

About this book


This book presents a concept for fostering resource efficient manufacturing. The protection of our environment demands a more responsible use of natural resources, and a higher degree of transparency along manufacturing value chains will be required in order to make significant advances in this context. Industrial decision makers must be provided with adequate methods and tools to simultaneously and systematically pursue technical, economic and environmental targets. Building on established and complementary methods, such as material and energy flow analysis (MEFA), value stream mapping (VSM), life cycle costing (LCC) and environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), this book introduces a concept that allows a holistic modeling and multi-dimensional performance assessment of manufacturing systems on different levels – from processes up to entire value chains and product life cycles. It also demonstrates the application of the concept using two case studies from the metal mechanic industry.


Resource Efficiency Manufacturing Value Chains Decision Support Sustainablility Value Stream Mapping Life Cycle Assessment Life Cycle Costing

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Alexander Blume
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Machine Tools and Production TechnologyTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-62714-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-63387-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-0541
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-055X
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