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Adapting Digital Twin Frameworks Toward Lean Manufacturing for the Circular Economy

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Author(s)

Vincenzo Ferrero, Naser Alqseer, Maya Reslan, KC Morris

Abstract

Lean manufacturing is based on data collection and analysis that is used toward reducing waste and enabling continuous improvement. However, little research has been done bridging emerging topics of a Circular Economy and Digital Twins to lean manufacturing systems. A lean enabled manufacturing digital twin can provide more efficient interactions between these stakeholders and lean activities. Building on previous literature and the ISO 23247 standard–the Digital Twin Framework for Manufacturing– this paper identifies functional requirements for the adaptation of lean manufacturing to a digital twin model. The requirements are defined in terms of a multiple layers of the system: physical space, cyber-physical storage, primary processing, models and algorithms, analysis, feedback, and interfaces. To correlate a lean digital twin framework to the current standard effort, we identify the digitized-lean requirements that can be applied to standards in reference to ISO 23247. In practice, the digitalization of lean manufacturing can improve top-down management recognition, aid decision making, increase cost efficiency, sustain continuous improvement, enhance worker engagement, and support communication with stakeholders. Furthermore, the lean-adapted digital twin framework introduced and subsequent requirements can help interface lean to smart manufacturing systems, and apply standard lean principles to sustainability initiatives such as the Circular Economy.
Proceedings Title
The 2023 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Conference Dates
August 20-23, 2023
Conference Location
Boston, MA, US
Conference Title
IDETC-CIE

Citation

Ferrero, V. , Alqseer, N. , Reslan, M. and Morris, K. (2023), Adapting Digital Twin Frameworks Toward Lean Manufacturing for the Circular Economy, The 2023 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, US, [online], https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2023-116759, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=936543 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created November 21, 2023, Updated February 15, 2024