This paper proposes a model based continuous improvement methodology to support efforts to achieve sustainable manufacturing, i.e., to increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact of manufacturing systems. Past efforts have provided guidance at a high level or with a focus on products. This paper focuses on supporting efforts for manufacturing locations, in particular, at the factory level. A framework is proposed to support the methodology by facilitating application of optimization and simulation models for sustainable manufacturing.
Proceedings Title: APMS 2013 International Conference, Advances in Production Management Systems - Sustainable production and Service Supply Chains
Conference Dates: September 9-12, 2013
Conference Location: State College, PA
Pub Type: Conferences
energy, metrics, optimization, simulation, sustainable manufacturing