1st Edition

Sustainable Manufacturing Concepts, Tools, Methods and Case Studies

By S. Vinodh Copyright 2021

    Sustainability enables the development of products with minimal environment impact coupled with economical and societal benefits. This book provides an understanding of theoretical and practical perspectives pertaining to Sustainable manufacturing. This book focuses on fundamentals, providing insights, concepts, tools, methods, case studies, and practical perspectives taken from research. The book will be of interest to students, researchers and industry practitioners.

    1. Concepts and Fundamentals of Sustainable Manufacturing, Triple Bottom Line Approach. 2. Sustainable Manufacturing Tools – Environmental Conscious QFD. 3. Sustainable Manufacturing Tools – Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). 4. Life Cycle Impact Assessment Methods – CML, EI95, EI99 Methods. 5. Design Strategies Supporting Sustainable Manufacturing. 7. Product Sustainability and Risk/benefit Assessment & Corporate Social Responsibility. 8. Sustainability Assessment. 9. Software Modules for LCA & Sustainable Manufacturing. 10. Sustainability and Energy Efficiency of Manufacturing Processes. 11. Case Studies on ECQFD, LCA, MCDM. 12. Research Issues in Sustainable Manufacturing.


    Dr.S. Vinodh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. He completed his Ph.D. degree under AICTE National Doctoral Fellowship scheme from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. He completed his Master’s degree in Production Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. He was a Gold Medallist in his undergraduate study. He has published over 150 papers in International Journals and Conference proceedings. His h-index as per Scopus records is 33 with more than 3500 citations. He has research experience in Sustainable Manufacturing for about ten years. He received Highly Commended Paper Award from Emerald Publishers for the year 2016. He is the recipient of Institution of Engineers Young Engineer Award for the year 2013 in Production Engineering Division. He is the recipient of Innovative Student Project Award 2010 based on his Ph.D. Thesis from Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), New Delhi, India. He executed research projects and guided Ph.D. scholars in Sustainable Manufacturing. He co-authored a book titled "Lean Six Sigma for Small and Medium Enterprises- A Practical Guide" published by CRC Press. His research interests include Sustainable Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing, Rapid Manufacturing, Product Development and Industry 4.0.