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Evaluating environmentally conscious manufacturing barriers with interpretive structural modeling
Author(s): Joseph Sarkis; Mohd. Asif Hasan; Ravi Shankar
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Paper Abstract

Interpretive structural modeling (ISM) has been applied to a number of organizational decision problems. It is a technique that is helpful to managers in organizing the relationships among a series of factors that may influence their decision. The decision support technique has a long history dating back to the late 1960's and early 1970's. Yet, its application and investigation by researchers to a variety of topical areas has not occurred until very recently. This lack of application is especially true for investigation into topics related to environmentally conscious manufacturing (ECM). We find that the barriers to this organizational practice can be further investigated and analyzed with ISM. This paper seeks to provide an illustrative example of this procedure. More complete evaluation and implementation of this technique is recommended for its validation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6385, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing VI, 638508 (11 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687588
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Joseph Sarkis, Clark Univ. (United States)
Mohd. Asif Hasan, Aligarh Muslim Univ. (India)
Ravi Shankar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6385:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing VI
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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