Innovative Total Waste Management Program: Aligning Environmental, Manufacturing, and Corporate Citizenship Objectives 1999-01-0357
Establishing manufacturing environmental leadership while maintaining overall cost competitiveness is a difficult challenge facing the auto industry. In many cases, environmental initiatives are thought to increase cost and/or restrict manufacturing flexibility. The Commodity Management Supplier Program for Total Waste Management (TWM) implemented globally throughout Ford Motor Company facilities aligns environmental, manufacturing, and corporate citizenship objectives by encouraging supplier-driven continuous process improvement. By creating appropriate TWM contractor waste minimization incentives and utilizing contractor core-business knowledge, the desired effects of reducing total costs while institutionalizing and advancing pollution prevention successes are ultimately realized.
Citation: Merritt, L., Ducato, M., Meese, M., Wyrsta, D. et al., "Innovative Total Waste Management Program: Aligning Environmental, Manufacturing, and Corporate Citizenship Objectives," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-0357, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-0357. Download Citation
Lawrence H. Merritt, Michael F. Ducato, Mark Meese, Daniel Wyrsta, Barry J. Bryant, Jeffery C. Czich
Ford Motor Company, Visteon Automotive Systems
International Congress & Exposition
Topics in Automobile Life Cycle, Design, and Manufacture for the Environment-SP-1429, SAE 1999 Transactions - Journal of Materials & Manufacturing-V108-5