Productivity and energy efficiency: a case study in the textile industry in Brazil


  • Miguel Otávio Melo Universidade Federal da Paraiba
  • Ricardo Moreira Federal University of Paraiba
  • Vanessa Pereira


Productivity and energy efficiency, Textile industries, Energy losses


The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between energy efficiency and productivity from the point of view of the losses. The specific objectives are to raise the current industry productivity case, identifying the existing energy losses; and to raise the potential for improvement and simulate the new level of productivity in face of improvements caused by energy efficiency. The research is a case study in the textile sector industry in the Northeast of Brazil. Variables of production and energy efficiency were analyzed: energy management, power systems, lighting systems, and calculated productivity. In conclusion, it is shown that there is a direct relationship between the variables of energy efficiency and productivity with a reduced consumption of electricity of 4.74 % and an increase of 4.96 % in terms of productivity in the industry.   


Biografia do Autor

Miguel Otávio Melo, Universidade Federal da Paraiba

Possui doutorado em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal da Paraíba (2006), mestrado em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1997) e graduação em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1976). Atualmente é pesquisador e professor colaborador da Universidade Federal da Paraíba. É um dos lideres do Grupo de Pesquisa Energia e Produção da UFPB.É revisor dos periódicos: International Journal on Production Research (UK), Produção On Line e Produto&Produção. Tem experiência nas áreas de Energia, Ergonomia e Gestão da Produção atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: Ergonomia no Setor de Energia, Sistemas de Produção, Eficiência Energética na Indústria, Qualidade de Energia Elétrica, Energia e Produção.


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Melo, M. O., Moreira, R., & Pereira, V. (2015). Productivity and energy efficiency: a case study in the textile industry in Brazil. beroamerican ournal of ndustrial ngineering, 7(13), 196–215. ecuperado de