Value Energy Stream Mapping (VESM™) Linking Manufacturing Improvements to Energy Efficiency
CMTC has developed an approach to reduce energy consumption per unit of manufacturing output called Value and Energy Stream Mapping (VeSM). VeSM™ provides manufacturers a comprehensive understanding of waste associated with manufacturing operations including energy. Waste is associated with value and non-value added activity within the production process. Approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, VeSM is sponsored by Southern California Edison (SCE) under a local energy efficiency program designed to provide turnkey services at 24 industrial sites.
Primary objectives of VeSM include:
- Improving manufacturing process efficiency by up to 25%.
- Improving electric energy efficiency per unit of output up to 10%.
- Creating load shift/reduction opportunities by increasing capacity.
- Creating processes better equipped to respond to customer demands.