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Sustainability Considerations in Defense Aircraft Manufacturing

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dc.contributor.author Cunion, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-06T12:43:54Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-06T12:43:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/8242
dc.description.abstract Limited availability of non-renewable resources, global warming, competitive advantage, increased government regulation, compliance and non-compliance costs, public concern, and social responsibility are all general reasons why organizations have recently embarked on campaigns to adopt sustainable, or “green”, practices as a business strategy. Though much of the current research documents the reasons for organizations to pursue sustainable methods, the literature lacks industry specific information on how organizations can, and actually are, making their operations more sustainable. This dissertation describes the sustainable practices and considerations prescribed for all manufacturing industries by means of an extensive literature review. In addition, a case study of sustainable aircraft manufacturing materials and processes in place at a particular aircraft manufacturer was performed via a review of company documentation, interviews, and process observations. The sustainable techniques identified during the course of this research have been compiled into listings which can be utilized by aircraft manufacturers and supply chain members for assessing the sustainability of their own organizations.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Jeffrey Cunion
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Technology--Management.
dc.subject.lcsh Green movement.
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development.
dc.subject.lcsh Environmentalism.
dc.subject.lcsh Aircraft industry--Environmental aspects.
dc.subject.lcsh Manufacturing industries--Environmental aspects.
dc.title Sustainability Considerations in Defense Aircraft Manufacturing
dc.type Dissertation
dc.date.graduationmonth December
dc.date.published 2010
dc.description.committeechair Minty, Gordon
dc.description.committeemembers Marion D. Schafer
dc.description.committeemembers James E. Smallwood
dc.description.committeemembers Donna Trautman
dc.description.committeemembers Jeffrey Ulmer
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy
dc.description.department Department of Technology Management
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd 201005-13
dc.description.level Doctoral
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 238p.: ill. Includes bibliography, abstract and appendix.


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