What is sustainable manufacturing? What does it mean for the environment? How can it benefit us as a manufacturing company?
Sustainable manufacturing practices are defined as “the production of goods and services using resources and processes that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible and healthy for workers and communities.”
Let’s talk about the positive impact of implementing different sustainable manufacturing practices.
Sustainable manufacturing in the development phase has enormous potential benefits to be the direct impact needed for environmental improvements. Manufacturing decision-makers can positively impact from the start of any product design project. In addition, the social responsibility of seeking ways of manufacturing processes linked with responsible manufacturing practices will benefit future generations and your company.
Competitive advantages shown when implementing sustainable product development
ARRK Asia has created ideas into reality by taking the original concept design and formulating an end-to-end services in Asia. Not all manufacturing industries can have a complete manufacturing process detailed and backed by excellent engineers, craftsmanship, and product designers. These advantages need to be used when any company is venturing into a new path, such as implementing new good practices manufacturing processes.
Sustainable manufacturing is not just about saving money; it’s also about creating value through better products and services, greater customer satisfaction, enhanced corporate image, reduced environmental impact, and improved community relations.
Good practices can achieve the following benefits by aiming production processes into sustainable manufacturing ones:
- Improved product quality and safety
- Reduced production costs
- Increased profit margins
- Lower inventory levels
- More efficient use of resources
- Enhanced employee morale
- Better customer relationships
- Lessened negative social impacts
- Improved brand recognition and reputation
- Greater market share
Good Design for manufacturing with good practices
Leaving the negative impact behind, in short, energy and material consumption is at the base of design engineers’ goals of continuous improvement in every finished product. So product design for sustainable production is not completely different from wanting to evolve with the market needs and creating environmental improvements.
The team in ARRK in Malaysia will not only focus their attention on energy-efficient manufacturing processes or their cost savings, but it also helps any company reach new heights of designing product and production patterns towards good practices for a sustainable future.