A Novel Framework for Achieving Sustainable Value Creation Through Industrial Engineering Principles

Pinar Bilge, Günther Seliger, Fazleena Badurdeen, I. S. Jawahir

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Due to the lack of suitable approaches for sustainable development, over the years, a gap has evolved between the developed and emerging countries on innovation and technological development. At the same time, opportunities for value creation call for a collaborative framework for economic, environmental, and social industrial benefits among multiple countries to achieve sustainable value creation. Based on international cooperation in sustainable manufacturing, existing design and assessment methodologies can be adapted to increase innovation by utilizing the dynamics of competition and cooperation. This paper focuses on bridging this gap by implementing an approach for adaptively transforming the industrial engineering education principles and practices with the associated research methodologies from developed countries into manufacturing systems in emerging and developing countries. To achieve this transformative approach for sustainable development through education and research, developed countries promote their best practice education cultures in emerging and developing countries. Based on the need for technological and managerial methodologies for sustainable manufacturing, the set of capabilities for industrial engineering are analyzed, and educational principles are selected. As an example of the approach proposed in this paper, a new reformed program for industrial engineering merges the needs of the Turkish manufacturing industry with the German application-oriented education and research culture. The educational program guides stakeholders to generate a common understanding and utilize bilateral opportunities for sustainable value creation in manufacturing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-523
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia CIRP
StatePublished - 2016
Event13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2015 - Binh Du'o'ng New City, Viet Nam
Duration: Sep 16 2015Sep 18 2015

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  • Sustainable value creation
  • cooperation in higher education
  • industrial engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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