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Implications of environmental requirements - change processes in production systems

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


22nd International Conference on Production Research




New requirements from environmental and sustainability perspectives trigger new demands on companies and abilities to change their production systems. The objective of this paper is to present a multiple, retrospective case study where new solutions to meet environmental requirements have been implemented. The cases have been reviewed based on how the companies have managed to sustain and assure the functionality and performance of products when they were adapting and developing surface treatment processes. The paper presents criteria for a successful implementation, as well as obstacles and their effect on the business. A risk exposure is identified when changing the chemical processes, and certain key factors, such as testing and verification, cooperation, management and clear directives, committed key persons, and the number of variables in change, are identified as important for a successful implementation.


author = {Anna Sann{\"o} and Mats Deleryd and Anders Fundin},
title = {Implications of environmental requirements - change processes in production systems},
pages = {1--8},
month = {July},
year = {2013},
booktitle = {22nd International Conference on Production Research},
publisher = {ICPR22},
url = {}