Towards Modeling-based Process-oriented Quality Management (PQM) for Environmental Sustainability
Hochschule Schmalkalden, Germany
An important climate target recently established by the EU is a 55% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions (by 2030), with the goal of achieving complete climate neutrality by 2050. Considering this, companies need to critically reflect upon their business processes and aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as energy and resource utilization. At that point, process-oriented quality management methods like Six Sigma or Lean Management can make substantial contributions in reorganizing a company’s processes to meet environmental goals and come to resource-saving operations. The issue is that a standardized definition of “green quality” along with corresponding quality dimensions has not yet established. Accordingly, companies search for ways to adapt, modify, or enhance existing quality management methods to pursue different sustainability goals. In this light, the lecture proposes an approach to construct enterprise-adapted and easy-to-use quality management approaches to pursue environmental sustainability goals on a process level. Thereby, conceptual model types are used to document, process and communicate the results generated in projects.
Lecture at NEMO2023
Date/Time: Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 14:00