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In recent years, manufacturers have done a better job at viewing energy use and energy management as part of the big picture when it comes to cutting costs and driving profitability. And while we’ve seen the increased adoption of frameworks like ISO 50001 and EN 16001 to better optimize and streamline energy management, many manufacturers are still facing challenges taking these programs to the next level in terms of results.
By 2040, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that worldwide energy consumption will have increased by over 50% from current levels and that the world's population will exceed 10 billion. And these are conservative estimates.
In the spirit of launching our newest research library here at LNS, I have provided articles that coincide with the Industrial Energy Management (IEM) space. Within the IEM research library, our team plans to provide best practice guides, corporate case studies, and solution selection guidelines relating to energy management. Below you will find articles discussing sustainability, renewable energy, and tips on energy reporting.
We’ve established that executives who focus on aligning and then optimizing people, processes, and technology in operational excellence models will position their organizations for success. This is true in quality, manufacturing, energy management, and other critical operational focal points.
In a recent LNS Research article, we defined the Industrial Energy Management (IEM) Framework, explaining the need for companies to align leadership, business processes, and technology around a common model of Operational Excellence.
The industrial space is a dynamic one. 2012 brought memorable improvements and innovations to strategies, technologies, management systems, and so on. However, as the holiday season winds down and the calendar flips to a new year, it’s not only time to reflect on this past year, it’s also time to analyze trends and make some predictions for the direction of the space in 2013.
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