Identification of trade-offs for sustainable manufacturing of a Bamboo Bike by System Dynamics

  • We develop a generic System Dynamic model to simulate the production, machines, employees, waste, and capital flows of a manufacturing company. In a second step, this model is specialised by defining suit-able input data to represent a bicycle manufacturing company in a developing country. We monitor a set of sustainability indicators to understand the social, environmental and economic impact of the company, and to estimate managerial decisions to be taken in order to improve on these criteria. We show that the social and environmental situation can be improved over time without sacrificing the economic success of the company's business.

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Author:René Scheumann, Ingmar Vierhaus, Ya-Ju Chang, Armin Fügenschuh, Matthias Finkbeiner
Document Type:In Proceedings
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 27. Conference on Environmental Informatics - Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management
First Page:523
Last Page:531
Year of first publication:2013
Preprint:urn:nbn:de:0297-zib-18895