Sustainable Engineering Management is an essential aspect that ever manager need to have regardless of the field of specialization (Alias, Zawawi, Yusof and Aris, 2014: p.65). Considering the environmental management for a sustainable future, there are specific management skills that the engineering leaders need to have to achieve sustainable engineering management (Kerzner and Kerzner, 2017: p.98). The first task the engineering managers need to implement is developing a manageable and a realistic strategy (Chardine- Baumann and Botta-Genoulaz, 2014: p.140). When an organization has a project, the first thing is to come up with goals of that project, from there the engineering managers develop specific strategies outlining the parties and tools that the plan needs to achieve the project goals. The second task is to go for sustainable partners and vendors. Every organization expects quality project based on the budget, to make sustainable engineering management (Gmelin and Seuring, 2014: p.6); the engineers need to seek the help of manageable partners and sellers. Another important thing apart from the above issues is to do an assessment on the current state of the project or the organization. After the evaluation, the engineers will be able to identify the opportunities in the field and the areas that need some improvement (Epstein, 2018: p.89). However, when doing an assessment, they should check on cost savings and the overall profit the opportunities will have to the company or the field they are working within the company. On the other hand, another vital task is to communicate the sustainable strategies the engineers have to other stakeholders (Giannakis and Papadopoulos, 2016: p.460). For instance, the employees who should be working on the project, the suppliers and the sponsors of the project. The i0mportance of communication in achieving sustainable engineering management is that other people would give out their views concerning various approaches of managers (Luthra, Garg and Haleem, 2015: p.350). From other stakeholders’ opinions, the managers can get essential tips to improve n their management skills, hence realizing the goal of a project and the company.
Journal Article 1
According to Alias, Zawawi, Yusof and Aris (2014), the critical success factors are the major aspects that often determine the performance of the projects. Before initiating any projects, it is highly recommended for the project managers to gauge the critical success factors of the concerned projects. Often the decision-making in the project management process is difficult in nature. Wrong decisions often lead to bad performance of the projects and wrong decisions are made due to insufficient assessment of the critical success factors related to the projects. The critical success factors in terms of project management can be considered as the conditions, characteristics and variables that can have an impact on the quality of the project. Moreover, project management is very important in terms of engineering projects as the major objectives of the project is to add value for the nation and the critical success factors are the most reliable aspect based on which the projects are evaluated. The projects that have high quality, lower cost, easy maintenance cost, high yielding rate and return are the most favored ones. Therefore, all the above stated factors are the critical success factors of any projects that add value to the nations. The countries are more dependent on the construction projects such as the bridges and roads. If the public projects are not consolidated then the common people will lose confidence on the engineers that will lead to inefficient project management and the sustainability will be at risk. It is a great responsibility of the engineers to maintain the hygiene of the projects related to construction (SILvIuS, G.I.L.B.E.R.T, SChIPPER and Planko, 2012).
Journal Article 2
According to Chardine-Baumann, Eand Botta-Genoulaz (2014), sustainable development is the present concern of the society. The society as well as the government needs to think about the sustainable development in order to save resources for the future generation. The present generation must not exhaust the resources and should help it regenerate for the future generation. The most important field where this concern should be maintained is the supply chain management (SCM) for industrial and computer products. Often it can be observed that supply chain management hampers the future aspect of industries in form of too many layers in the supply chain management. The SCM should ascertain that the economic performance, environmental performance and the social performance is not compromised for the future. The future generation must not pay the prices for our selfish reasons of consuming more products at the same time. However, the supply chain management should not supply a great deal of products for consumption at the same time , which eventually exhaust the ability of the resources. The three aspect of sustainability followed by SCM is reliability, flexibility and responsiveness. The journal also models an analytical model for sustainable performance along with a characterization model for sustainable performance. However, the best practice is formalization. The method of formalization creates the index cards which are further divided into three main categories they are problem identification, finding the solutions and enacting on the results provided to the problem. Project management in the field of engineering is very crucial in nature as the bridge roads and damps are built which are trusted by the common citizens and affecting which will question the projects in the future.
Journal Article 3
According to Giannakis and Papadopoulos (2016), the supply chain management and sustainability must address to a risk management approach. The journal has concentrated more on operational perspective of the supply chain management. The risks associated with supply chain management are analyzed in the journal. The journal tries to develop an analytical method for gauging the risks of supply chain management. The analytical produce includes field survey that is being gathered by asking several questions to the common supply chain managers and the problems they face on their daily lives. The solutions to the problems of sustainable risk management are effective sustainable strategies following which the SCMs can maintain the sustainability of the resources for the future generations. Moreover, ascertaining the risks would nullify the uncertainty of the future and the supply chain management would be more appropriate in terms of packing, and dispatching the products. The risks of the supply chain management must be taken care of as it will lead to grave consequences in the future. Moreover, sustainable risk management will help the society to be more sustainable and make the supply chain management more flexible and efficient. The incidence of sustainability is increasingly recognized as the stimulating strategy for the complimentary challenges facing the global supply chain. The types of risks in the supply chain management have been explored over the years and they differ In nature. However, the typical disruption in the supply chain management is through delay in the supply chain and constraints to the number of supplies in a single supply lot. The capacity constraint is the most significant constraint in the supply chain process. Apart from the typical risks and increasing awareness of markets and sustainable committees business has brought around additional and different perils for organizations However, a growing body of the research is examining the nature of the supply chain risks and is also generating useful insights from those conducted study. The rate of research is lower in terms of risk consideration in the field of sustainability but the main aim is to provide an insight on the risks of sustainability. Therefore, the major aim of the paper is to enhance the supply chain sustainability.
Journal Article 4
According to Gmelin and Seuring (2014), the sustainable product life cycle is very significant for maintaining the sustainability in the future. In the present time the production process is taking a toll on the resources used or production therefore, cleaner production practices would lead to more sustainable production that will not compromise the using ability of the future generation. Moreover, new product development is occurring at a faster rate without depleting the product life cycle of the produced product. It is mandatory for a product to complete its life cycle otherwise it remain underused resulting in inefficient usage of the resources used for manufacturing the product. The product life cycle management (PLM) is one of the emerging topic for maintaining the sustainability in the future period. The social engineers are putting pressure on the fact that products should be managed until they reach the end of their life cycle. the management of the product is more important than producing new industrial products. The producers should try to produce products that can provide utilities to the customers and add value for their purchased price. In this manner the sustainability will be maintained and the need for new products will be reduced resulting saving of resources for the future generations. Moreover, this paper provides the insights regarding the interconnections between the PLM and NPD sustainability approach. The PLM stands for project management and NPD stands for new product development. The intention also is to connect with the LCM of the new product development. the life cycle management is crucial for the products for translating their reuse values. The management needs to concentrate more towards sustainability when the NPD is in concern. Further, the PLM acts as a support system from the product point of view. The in depth research is more towards sustainability be it any method.
Journal Article 5
According to Luthra, Garg and Haleem (2015), the key aim of the paper is to identify and analyze the critical success factors behind the concept of sustainable development in the automobile industry. The automobile segment is one of the vast segment operating in the world economy and it leads to many supply chain issues that puts the sustainability concept at stake. The supply chain management of the automobile industry is more of compliances and legal activities that often put the environment at stake and take a toll on the future generations to come. The cleaner the automobile manufacturing practices the more sustainable approach is followed by the organization. The journal uses a IRP modeling for measuring the sustainability index of the automobile sector. The automobile industry has gained large significance over the years but at the same time it has also risked the environmental aspect of cleaner air quality for the future generations. The identified critical success factors based on which the analysis is performed should be more relevant towards the automobile industry and be more focused towards sustainability. Moreover, the industries are ranked based on the ability to produce efficient products over the years. The major objectives of the paper is to present the sttus of the gree practices for attaining sustainability. Exploring the impacts of CSF with the implementation of GSCM on the sustainability of green practices and on the performance outcomes. The automobile industry has in the recent past contributed to high degree of global warming resulting in loss of habitat. The smoke that are released from the vehicles are damaging the air quality and making the place worst for the future generation. If the air quality is polluted most of the individuals will have to suffer with a chronic disease known as asthma thereby making the life of the individuals difficult in the future. In the recent times many contracts have been violated in the automobile industry that is affecting the sustainability index of majority of the country.
The social engineers are trying their best to encounter the sustainability problem in different operating sectors of the economy. The project management field is the first crucial field that determines sustainability in the future. However, the result of new product life cycle also affects the sustainability of the future generations. Sustainability is all about the way the present consumers use the resources and save it for the future use. The future is also dependent on the way the new product life cycle is used for the economy and the automobile sectors affecting the consumption rate of the present consumers. Moreover, the major focus of the social engineers is sustainability at hand. They need to plan according to the critical success factors that eventually contribute to the sustainability of the nature. The product life cycle, life cycle management and project management is one of the major aspect of sustainability. Moreover, the critical success factor includes trust, reliability, quality of the project, and easy maintenance costs. A certain project needs to accompany these aspects for maintaining the sustainability of the projects. Further, the empirical analysis of the project management teams have also provided the same results of sustainability towards the future including the critical success factors.
It can be noticed from the above-annotated bibliographies that every paper or journal is concerned about sustainability and is making an effort for retaining the sustainability for the future generation. The critical success factors can be seen as the major aspect that determines the quality of sustainability undertaken in the present project management utilities. The managers should be more concerned regarding the future than the present consumption by delivering their best effort for the present demand in the market. The future demand in the market is however depending on the way the present resources are hired for the production purposes. Therefore, it can be observed that sustainability towards the future is a major concern of the society and the social engineers are striving to attain the possibility. Sustainability is better for the future generation as it will not compromise the needs of the future against the present generation. The present generation need to think before they act and consume products which are not necessary. Therefore, the project management practices will help to boost the needs of the future along with the life cycle management and new product development.
Alias, Z., Zawawi, E.M.A., Yusof, K. and Aris, N.M., 2014. Determining critical success factors of project management practice: A conceptual framework. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 153, pp.61-69.
Chardine-Baumann, Eand Botta-Genoulaz,V, 2014 A frameworkfor sustainableThe first task the engineering managers needto implement is developing a manageable anda realistic strategy performanceassessment of supplychain managementpractices Computers& Industrial Engineering, vol. 76,pp.138-147.
Giannakis, M. and Papadopoulos, T., 2016. Supply chain sustainability: A risk management approach. International Journal of Production Economics, 171, pp.455-470.
Gmelin, H. and Seuring, S., 2014. Achieving sustainable new product development by integrating product life-cycle management capabilities. International Journal of Production Economics, 154, pp.166-177.
Luthra, S., Garg, D. and Haleem, A., 2015. Critical success factors of green supply chain management for achieving sustainability in Indian automobile industry. Production Planning & Control, 26(5), pp.339-362.
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