Achieving Environmental Performance through Design for Environment (DFE) Process in Foundry Operations

Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa

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A detailed discussion is made on how to develop an implementation procedure for design for environment (DFE) management program. A foundry manufacturing enterprise was chosen for comprehensive assessment and recommendation in this research. The main thrust of this work was to develop theory on how DFE could be comprehensively and consistently managed in daily business situation of product development. It was realized that an integration of environmental management systems, design for Environment, and integrated product development was necessary to achieve this. It was found that an intersection existed where three areas needed to coexist. Hence, theory and a model needed to be developed that explained and guided the management of DFE in the industry. The use of DFE for foundry industry would go a long way in preserving the environment and reducing costs for production hence create more profits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2015 - Binh Du'o'ng New City, Viet Nam
Duration: 16 Sept 201518 Sept 2015


  • DFE
  • competitiveness
  • environmental
  • foundry
  • green
  • performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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