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Teaching Environmentally Benign Manufacturing

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Timothy G. Gutowski

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Paper No. IMECE2003-42326, pp. 591-597; 7 pages
  • ASME 2003 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Manufacturing
  • Washington, DC, USA, November 15–21, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Manufacturing Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3720-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-4663-6, 0-7918-4664-4, 0-7918-4665-2
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


Teaching Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) presents the general challenges of teaching an application rather than a discipline. This is not too different from the challenges of teaching manufacturing about ten years ago. In that case we could rely heavily on successful practice and then develop principles to explain those successes. The principal success at that time was the Toyota Production System. Even today people continue to observe and write about why it works and its limitations [1, 2, 3].

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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