Purpose: To propose and verify an innovative concept model of integrating standardized energy management system according to ISO 50001 management system of enterprises in the network of automobile suppliers.
Methodology/Approach: Based on an analysis of previous approaches to innovation and standardization of energy aspects of corporate management with an emphasis on principles and indicators of energy intensity in accordance with ISO 50001 there has been designed and by a case study verified model of integration of energy management in the specific company automobile production. Research output has been generalized and modified for repeated applications in this area.
Findings: Implementation of the integration model of energy management and energy performance indicators ISO 50001 demonstrate effectiveness of the management of energy and readiness for certification of energy management, increased energy efficiency and production system demonstrated the ability of continuous improvement indicators.
Research limitation/implication: Due to the low-energy environmental awareness it is necessary to invest funds including also external consultants, mobilize human resources of various departments, software, hardware and so on. The barrier is the lack of practical experience to the management of enterprise energy efficiency within the purview of BAT technology and due to the limitations of natural resources. Progressive development concepts and strategies in industry put more and more emphasis on energy quality of a corporate production. As the output of activities in this area standard ISO 50001 – Energy Management System was published by the International Organization for Standardization for international accreditation and certification. The standard provides guidance for organizations in addressing challenges associated with strengthening criteria of energy intensity and permanent improving of efficiency in energy consumption and meeting requirements of third parties. The authors, based on previously conducted case studies abroad and their own research in this area, formalize benefits from implementation of a standardized Energy Management System in companies of the automotive industry and present an innovative model of its integration into the overall system management comprising a methodology for implementation, maintenance and certification in terms of enterprises in Slovakia.
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