The manufacturing of “green” products, particularly those used in renewable energy systems and clean technology equipment of all kinds. The “greening” of manufacturing reducing pollution and waste by minimizing natural resource use, recycling and reusing waste, and reducing emissions.
Green manufacturing is a process all manufacturers can adopt to do their part in curbing the effects felt by man-made environmental disasters.
Green manufacturing also referred to as green production, is when manufacturing companies (regardless of scale) look to upgrade any outdated forms of production and opt for more environmental manufacturing solutions that reduce the amount of waste they produce instead.
There are a number of different ways a business can practice green manufacturing:
- Boost Energy Efficiency: Not only can businesses change their source of energy, but they can also make improvements to the amount of energy it takes to manufacture products.
- Use of Renewable Energy: Manufacturers often consume vast amounts of energy to create products. Businesses can find renewable sources for their energy, placing less strain on the energy supply and reducing the impact on the environment.
- Conserve Natural Resources: Big manufacturing plants often come at the expense of nature, so manufacturers can give back to the environment by committing to protecting natural areas.
- Pollution Reduction: Limiting the amount of pollution a business creates can make a big impact on the environment. This can be done through recycling and developing new technology to stop pollution.
The main goals of becoming a green manufacturing company are to:
- Reduce pollution and waste
- Use fewer natural resources
- Recycle and reuse materials
- Moderate their emissions during production
- Lower material costs
- Decreased overhead expenses
- Increased employee morale
- Reduced downtime
- Job creation
If a company makes an exceptional effort to practice green manufacturing, then it’s only right that they are rewarded and spoken about. The planet needs more and more businesses to become green, and one of the ways we encourage them to do this is by rewarding their efforts.
If your business does a great job at green manufacturing, then you should be talking about it and letting people know the efforts you are making. This can be an extremely useful tool for your public relations and help paint a positive picture of your brand.
Many state and national governments offer incentives to companies that use green manufacturing methods. The move to go green can have significant upfront costs, but there are lots of incentives to help you make a start.
Governments don’t want huge polluters in their territories, so it’s important for them to encourage manufacturers to use green manufacturing practices. This is something your business can take advantage of, making the transition that bit easier.
Employee Motivation and Recruitment
Public relations doesn’t just help you sell more products. A positive image can give your employees extra motivation because they feel like they are working for a good company and that they’re making a difference.
Even if you don’t particularly like your job, it’s much easier to take satisfaction if you know that the company you’re working for is doing something beneficial for the planet. If you don’t like your job and you’re working for someone who makes no effort to limit their environmental impact, then it’s hard to find any positives.
This also extends to when you recruit new employees. People care about the environment, and when you’re competing with other businesses for talent, your green credentials can make all the difference in attracting the best people.
Smart Auto-Booking Engine
The auto-booking engine is a must for any business looking to become a green manufacturing company. Quite simply, AI will autonomously take any available stock, and automatically allocate them to open orders. If a product is not available, AI will show you what materials needed to create that product are missing.
Priority-Based Production Planning
Finally, our nifty drag-and-drop feature allows green manufacturers to easily reorganize their schedules. Just by simply changing the order in which you tackle projects, AI will calculate and show you the new predicted completion times.
Raw Materials and Finished Goods Inventory Management
The bane of every manufacturer, green or not, is raw material management. Therefore, you want a tool with the capabilities of tracking your inventories movements, which will help you in identifying any potential dead stock so you can remove it from your inventory.