An analysis of enablers and barriers of sustainable manufacturing in Southern Africa

Michael Mutingi, Harmony Musiyarira, Charles Mbohwa, Venkata P. Kommula

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Abstract

In today's competitive manufacturing environment, pressures continue to mount over sustainability issues in terms of economic, environmental and social performance in manufacturing. As a result, sustainable manufacturing has gained recognition across the world. However, maintaining the momentum of sustainable manufacturing activities in Southern Africa is a challenge. Learning from our preliminary studies in the literature, we highlight the key enablers and barriers behind implementation of sustainable in the region. A survey of the key enablers and barriers is then presented. Views and opinions from expert researchers and practitioners in region are collated and analyzed in order to draw useful strategies for effective implementation of sustainable manufacturing. The research is a knowledge resource for decision makers concerned with sustainability decisions in the manufacturing sector in the Southern African region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2017, WCECS 2017
EditorsS. I. Ao, W. S. Grundfest, Craig Douglas
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages916-919
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789881404848
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 25 Oct 201727 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2078-0958

Conference

Conference2017 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period25/10/1727/10/17

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Enablers
  • Southern Africa
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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