Our approach to sustainability in manufacturing
Our approach to sustainability in manufacturing cannot stop at the first improvement. We start from where we are but must continue to build on every improvement. A great way to go about this is to create a “Eco Fund” where all of or a share of the cost saving that have been made can be allocated to be re-invested on further waste reductions or green initiatives.
For any change to stick, there needs to be a cultural change and it should be a continuous activity. Any tools and mechanisms implemented into this ongoing initiative should be able to not only help you identify waste, but also enable improvements and, fundamentally, the transformation of your business into a leaner and more sustainable manufacturing organisation.
Do not forget that a manufacturing plant is not an island. It forms part of a supply chain. The culture of sustainable manufacturing should cover not only your internal processes but, also, your suppliers ensuring that what you put into your process meets your criteria. In today’s world, digitally connected supply chains not only enable visibility and the transmission of supply and demand, but also the sharing of sustainability information that will ensure that you rise to preferred supplier status.
Sustainable manufacturing is no longer a buzzword or a choice, but a necessary undertaking to reduce costs, look after our environment and remain relevant.
ATS can assist, with trusted expert consultants to identify wastes and develop a sustainable transformation roadmap identifying capabilities and technologies to help you on your journey.