Investigation of greenhouse gas reduction strategies by industries : an enterprise systems architecting approach
Author(s)Tanthullu Athmaram, Kumaresh Babu
System Design and Management Program.
Donna H. Rhodes.
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This thesis explores an enterprise systems architecting approach to investigate the greenhouse gas reduction strategies followed by industries, especially for automotive industry and Information Technology industry. The strategic dimensions of greenhouse gas reduction aspects-drivers, actions and challenges-faced by industries are identified and a survey was circulated among the senior and mid-level managers of both industries. The survey results are compiled and analyzed to understand the leading drivers, actions and challenges in addition to the ranking of the eight views of enterprise architecting. The results are then used to identify gaps between the current status and the envisioned future state of the companies, based on the survey results, internal assessments and prevailing state of the art greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Several candidate architectures are developed based on the identified gaps for both industries. An alignment matrix for all the eight views with the candidate architectures is also developed. Generic frameworks to evaluate candidate architectures using 'ilities' and weighting factors are discussed. Greenhouse gas profiles of both the industries are compared, and future research scope to extend this thesis is presented.
Thesis (S.M. in Engineering and Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2012.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-89).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.; System Design and Management Program.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division., System Design and Management Program.