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Standards as Enablers for a Circular Economy

June 30, 2023
KC Morris, Vincenzo Ferrero, Buddhika Hapuwatte, Noah Last, Nehika Mathur
A successful transition to a circular economy (CE) will require global participation, but the path to that transition will follow many unique routes depending on local situations. The transition must have rigorous technical underpinnings and well-conceived

Optimizing Product Life Cycle Systems for Manufacturing in a Circular Economy

April 26, 2023
Buddhika Hapuwatte, Nehika Mathur, Noah Last, Vincenzo Ferrero, Maya Reslan, KC Morris
Global population growth and increasing resource scarcity are necessitating sustainable manufacturing and circular economy (CE) practices. These practices require the decisions made at each product life cycle (PLC) stage consider sustainability and

Adapting Modern Product Design to the Circular Economy

November 11, 2022
Vincenzo Ferrero, Buddhika Hapuwatte, KC Morris
The Circular Economy (CE) is an economic system that maximizes the time resources remain within the economy through re-circulation of materials. Transition to the CE, from a linear economy, is closely tied to information transfer between life cycle areas

Refocusing the Barriers to Sustainability for Small and Medium Manufacturers

February 14, 2022
Xavier R. Escoto, Demsas Gebrehewot, KC Morris
Sustainable manufacturing practices are a necessary component of sustainable development. Current practices in a linear economy—produce, consume, discard—will not be sufficient to sustain humanity over the long term. At the same time manufacturing is

Quantifying Machining Process Inventories In Detailed Design

August 24, 2021
William Z. Bernstein, Till Boettjer, Deverajan Ramanujan
This paper quantifies machining process inventories based on commonly used techniques in various stages of the detailed design process. We investigate variabilities in process inventories between these techniques and their relation to manufacturing process

Advances in Production Management Systems: Issues, Trends, and Vision Towards 2030

August 13, 2021
Boonserm Kulvatunyou, David Romero, Gregor V. Cieminski, Paolo Gaiardelli, Ilkyeong Moon, Giuditta Pezzotta, Stefan Wiesner, Marco Macchi, Jannicke B. Hauge, Irene Roda, Daryl Powell, Torbj?rn Netland, Nick Szirbik, Christoph Roser, Erlend Alfnes, Martin Rudberg
Since its inception in 1978, the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) has played an active role in the conception, development, and application of innovative strategies, frameworks, architectures, processes, methods

Discovering Critical KPI Factors from Natural Language in Maintenance Work Orders

April 22, 2021
Michael Sharp, Michael Brundage, Rachael Sexton, Fnu Madhusudanan Navinchandran
Optimizing maintenance practices is a continuous process that must take into account the evolving state of the equipment, resources, workers, and more. To help streamline this process, facilities need a concise procedure for identifying critical tasks and

Realizing Environmentally-Conscious Manufacturing in the Post-COVID-19 Era

December 16, 2020
Nancy Diaz-Elsayed, Julius Schoop, KC Morris
The unique and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in significant disruptions to diverse manufacturing supply chains across the globe. The negative economic impacts of these unexpected and rapid changes in demand and available
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