Teknillinen tiedekunta, 2015
Master's Degree Programme in Industrial Management
With the rapid development of aseptic packaging industry, a growing number of aseptic packaging manufacturing companies require to build their Environmental Management system which is based on ISO 14001 standard in order to control their environmental affairs effectively. The purpose of this research is to find a good way to implement ISO 14001 in an aseptic packaging manufacturing enterprise. This goal is fulfilled by a case study of a German aseptic packaging manufacturing company.
The study begins with an initial environmental review which identifies the disparities between existing management system and the requirement of ISO 14001 standard. Afterwards, project management tools are exploited such as PERT & CPM in order to establish an effective project plan. Meantime, Openproj, which is a project management software, is exercised to display the scope, time, cost and quality of the project. Finally, exhaustive description concerning implementation methods is given in order to explain clear what measures should be applied and how to implement them effectively.
The research result in discussion about strength and weakness of ISO 14001 implementation in the case company as well as hindrance in project implementing process. In addition, suggestions are given in order to improve the execution efficiency in following implementation. Overall, a good way of implementing ISO 14001 in an aseptic packaging manufacturing enterprise should include top management commitment and support, Efficient and effective project management and close cooperation between departments.
ISO 14001, Environmental Management System, Project Planning, Aseptic Packaging Industry