Batch, Continuous, and Discrete Manufacturing Processes; Large/SME manufacturers
The primary purpose of the guide is to define the methodology and measurement framework for improving the sustainability of manufacturing processes. The current use of ad-hoc methods to informally describe sustainability of manufacturing processes creates inefficiencies/disparities and hinders the ability of manufacturers to effectively evaluate the sustainability performance of its manufacturing processes. This guide supports the characterization of unit manufacturing processes (UMPs) using a generic representation (template) and a Sustainability Characterization Methodology that assists in the construction of a specific UMP model. The resulting model will support the calculation of the sustainability performance for that specific process at part, assembly, and product levels.
KeywordsSustainability Metrics:Sustainable Manufacturing:Sustainable Processes
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top
Ballot Item Approved as E3012-2016 and Pending Publication