A Review on Current Trend of Sustainable Manufacturing in Malaysia
In today manufacturing world, we already faced the critical factors for industrial growth; a rising consumption of natural resources, increase of population, pollutions and environmental impacts, a rapid development of global communication network and unstoppable globalization activities. Sustainable manufacturing system involve all the value in the product cost and life cycle , process and closed loop system as to harmonize the impact of the manufacturing to the environment and organism. In this paper, the current trend of sustainable manufacturing in Malaysia is reviewed. Related topics about the development on sustainable manufacturing and initiative research in four organizations in Malaysia are highlighted. Undoubtedly, the design for sustainable manufacturing will help to integrate economic, social and environmental sustainability. The basic principles for sustainable manufacturing systems are the recyclability, renewability, and energy efficient for the overall components in the systems.