publication . Article . 2017

The Environmental Impact of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: Examples from Hungary

Andrea Szalavetz;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017 Journal: Central European Business Review, volume 6, pages 18-29 (issn: 1805-4854, eissn: 1805-4862, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Economics
The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate the beneficial impact of advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) on firms’ environmental performance. Drawing on interviews conducted with 16 Hungarian manufacturing subsidiaries on their experience with AMT, we find three functional areas, where industry 4.0 solutions can not only enhance operational excellence and cost-efficiency, but they can also improve eco-efficiency, but they can also improve eco-efficiency, namely in the field of quality management (through smart production control, data analytics and predictive modelling solutions); process optimization (through capacity planning and production scheduling sol...
free text keywords: Resource efficiency, Capacity planning, Operations management, Business, Advanced manufacturing, Process management, Production control, Scheduling (production processes), Industry 4.0, Operational excellence, Quality management, greening, manufacturing subsidiaries, process upgrading, HF5001-6182
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