Sustainable Production & Operations

Today's investments in production infrastructure will influence the achievement of sustainability goals for decades to come. Complex trade-offs must be made – regarding the regulatory and economic framework conditions for production, the future viability of the Product portfolio and the availability of raw materials and renewable energy supplies.

At the same time, manufacturing systems and other operational processes must be aligned in such a way that they are optimized with regard to social and ecological dimensions. Reducing the consumption of critical resources and CO2 emissions, avoiding contamination and other environmental impacts, as well as the proper disposal and recycling of waste and residual materials generated in the production process play a central role.

ROI-EFESO supports the development of sustainable production systems and operational processes through the following approaches:

  • Operational Excellence (OPEX): definition of KPIs and development of a management system to integrate sustainability criteria into operational decisions and use of digital operations twins to simulate, optimize and control resource-efficient processes.
  • Digitalization: use of digital technologies in all operational areas to create transparency; detection and analysis of potential savings; improvement and acceleration of planning and decision-making as well as the reduction and substitution of physical processes.
  • Future Factory: application of the Future Factory approach to assess sustainability potential and investment requirements as well as the design and implementation of sustainable factory concepts for existing and planned production sites.
  • Resource efficiency & waste prevention: reduction of process-related waste, rejects and energy consumption through data and AI-supported monitoring, analysis and optimization of the overall system as well as of individual processes and systems.
  • Traceability & transparency: ensuring transparency regarding resource consumption at product level by automatically recording and linking relevant material, process and product data and by guaranteeing traceability of the use of recycled materials in production.
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Tim Ballenberger

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Felix Canales
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Case Studies

Case Study

A global supplier for the textile industry sets new standards in the sustainable design of its production facilities. ROI-EFESO accompanies the construction of a new factory in Bangladesh as a sparring partner and identifies together with the client potentials to reduce the use of resources and CO2 emissions as well as to increase workplace attractiveness. The result is a lighthouse factory that serves as a model for other factories of the company in terms of social and ecological sustainability.

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In order to achieve the sustainability targets it has set itself, an automotive supplier must optimize its more than 70 existing plants worldwide in terms of emissions and resource consumption. Together with the customer, ROI-EESO develops an overarching target picture to evaluate the maturity level and derive a sustainability roadmap for all sites.

Case Study

In order to achieve the self-imposed goal of being climate-neutral by 2050, a manufacturer of basic chemicals has to put its entire business model to the test. ROI-EFESO supported the client with robust scenario planning to develop a sustainability roadmap that enables sustainable growth in a challenging industry environment.

Case Study

A leading automotive manufacturer wants to make its procurement sustainable and measure progress through KPIs. But the goals cannot be achieved via the purchasing side alone - the company needs a company-wide ESG strategy.

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Case Study

In order to achieve the self-imposed goal of being climate-neutral by 2050, a manufacturer of basic chemicals has to put its entire business model to the test. ROI-EFESO supported the client with robust scenario planning to develop a sustainability roadmap that enables sustainable growth in a challenging industry environment.