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Mahesh Mani, Kevin W. Lyons, Lina Valivullah, Satyandra K. Gupta


Sustainable manufacturing systems use processes, methodologies, and technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. To create and maintain such systems, well-defined measurement methodologies and corresponding manufacturing information models play a crucial role to consistently compute and evaluate sustainability performance indicators of manufacturing processes that will result in reliable comparisons. However, when it comes to describing sustainability of product manufacturing, the presently available methods and tools do not account for manufacturing processes explicitly and hence result in inaccurate and ambiguous comparisons. Furthermore, there are no formal methods for acquiring and exchanging sustainability related information that help establish a consolidated sustainability information base for decision support. This research work involves a study on the scope of the currently available manufacturing information models to incorporate sustainability. Identifying the requirements for information models that cater to sustainable manufacturing was done utilizing an earlier developed Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications (SIMA) reference architecture model and the injection molding unit manufacturing process as an example.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
Conference Dates
June 9-13, 2014
Conference Location
Detroit, MI
Conference Title
ASME 2014 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2014)


sustainable manufacturing, information models, systems intergration, manufacturing processes, injection molding


Mani, M. , Lyons, K. , Valivullah, L. and , S. (2014), MANUFACTURING PROCESS INFORMATION MODELS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING, Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference , Detroit, MI, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created June 9, 2014, Updated June 18, 2020