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Chinese approaches to sustainable manufacturing

Ganiyusufoglu, Ă–mer Sahin

The balance of global economic power is shifting. Traditionally strong countries are stagnating and a new corps of hopefuls is waiting in the wings. These emerging countries are characterized by largely untapped natural resources and a wealth of latent human talent. At the same time, internet penetration and the revolution in speed of communication has laid the foundation for a new type of Industrial Revolution with sustainable manufacturing at its heart. China is at the forefront of this new group with a number of industries well-positioned to step forward onto the global stage. This paper discusses the current status and strategic plans of Shenyang Machine Tool, the largest machine tool manufacturer in the world. Sustainable manufacturing is only just entering the consciousness of the global machine tool industry. There is not only tremendous capacity for the implementation of sustainable manufacturing principles, the very future of the industry depends on them.
Published in: Innovative solutions : proceedings / 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
  • Part of: Seliger, GĂĽnther (Ed.): Innovative solutions : proceedings / 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013. - Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2013. - ISBN 978-3-7983-2609-5 (online). - http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-40276. - pp. 1–4.