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Measuring Manufacturing’s Significance in the USA

December 16, 2020
Author(s)
Katherine C. Morris, Douglas S. Thomas
Economic value added is a primary metric for measuring manufacturing activity; however, this metric and others exclude approximately half of the economic activity necessary for producing manufactured goods. With the recent disruption in the supply of goods

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

December 16, 2020
Author(s)
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

A Decision Support Methodology for Integrated Machining Process and Operation Plans for Sustainability and Productivity Assessment

April 12, 2020
Author(s)
Qais Hatim, Christopher Saldana, Guodong Shao, Duckbong Kim, KC Morris, Paul Witherell, Sudarsan Rachuri, Soundar Kumara
In this paper, a systematic methodology is presented to enable environmental sustainability and productivity performance assessment for integrated process and operation plans at the machine cell level of a manufacturing system. This approach determines

Defining Near-term to Long-term Research Opportunities to Advance Metrics, Models, and Methods for Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing

February 21, 2020
Author(s)
Arvind Shankar Raman, Karl Haapala, Kamyar Raoufi, Barbara S. Linke, William Z. Bernstein, KC Morris
Over the past century, research has focused on continuously improving the performance of manufacturing processes and systems - often measured in terms of cost, quality, productivity, and material and energy efficiency. With the advent of smart

CHALLENGES IN REPRESENTING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR SYSTEMATIC SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENTS - WORKSHOP ON JUNE 21, 2018

November 27, 2019
Author(s)
Arvind Shankar Raman, Dustin Harper, Karl Haapala, Barbara S. Linke, William Z. Bernstein, KC Morris
A workshop on Challenges in Representing Manufacturing Processes for Systematic Sustainability Assessments, jointly sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, ASTM International, the American

Where do we start? Guidance for technology implementation in maintenance management for manufacturing

July 23, 2019
Author(s)
Michael P. Brundage, Thurston B. Sexton, Melinda Hodkiewicz, Katherine C. Morris, Jorge Arinez, Farhad Ameri, Jun Ni, Guoxian Xiao
Recent efforts in Smart Manufacturing (SM) have proven quite effective at elucidating system behavior using sensing systems, communications and computational platforms, along with statistical methods to collect and analyze real-time performance data

WHERE DO WE START? GUIDANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION IN MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT FOR MANUFACTURING

July 23, 2019
Author(s)
Michael P. Brundage, Thurston B. Sexton, Melinda Hodkiewicz, Katherine C. Morris, Jorge Arinez, Farhad Ameri, Jun Ni, Guoxian Xiao
Recent efforts in Smart Manufacturing (SM) have proven quite effective at elucidating system behavior using sensing systems, communications and computational platforms, along with statistical methods to collect and analyze real-time performance data

Foundations of information governance for smart manufacturing

June 11, 2019
Author(s)
KC Morris, Yan Lu, Simon P. Frechette
The manufacturing systems of the future will be even more heavily dependent on the data than they are today. More and more data and information are being collected and communicated throughout product development lifecycles and across manufacturing value

Reusable Constructs of Manufacturing Processes for Processing Industries

April 12, 2019
Author(s)
Mahesh Mani, KC Morris, Kevin W. Lyons, William Z. Bernstein
This article specifically explores the new ASTM International Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes and its applicability for the Chemical Industry. The standard provides guidance for industries to examine unit

Hybrid Datafication of Maintenance Logs from AI-Assisted Human Tags

January 15, 2018
Author(s)
Thurston B. Sexton, Michael P. Brundage, Michael L. Hoffman, Katherine C. Morris
One of the main challenges of applying AI to some datasets derives from the datasets themselves being unstructured, unclear, and ambiguous. Furthermore, the insights that are to be gained reflect the quality of the data itself; if the data is skewed, so

Research directions for an open unit manufacturing process repository: A collaborative vision

December 20, 2017
Author(s)
William Z. Bernstein, Arun Bala Subramaniyan, Alexander Brodsky, Ian C. Garretson, Karl Haapala, Donald E. Libes, Katherine C. Morris, Rong Pan, Vittaldas Prabhu, Arkopaul Sarkar, Arvind Shankar Raman, Zhenhua Wu
The design of manufacturing systems can see dramatic improvements through the use of digital technologies for modeling and simulation prior to deployment. At the 2017 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference held jointly with the

PROCEDURE FOR DEVELOPING KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

June 8, 2017
Author(s)
Shaw C. Feng, Deogratias Kibira, Michael P. Brundage, Katherine C. Morris
The need for an open, inclusive, and neutral procedure for developing key performance indicators (KPIs) has been increasing as manufacturers seek to determine what to measure in order to improve environmental sustainability of their products and

STANDARDS SUPPORTING SIMULATIONS OF SMART MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

December 13, 2016
Author(s)
Conrad Bock, Guodong Shao, Kevin W. Lyons, Ronay Ak, KC Morris, Bjoern J. Johansson
Manufacturing standards provide the means for industries to effectively and consistently deploy methodologies and technologies to assess process performance. These assessments set the stage for controlling the manufacturing systems and processes and

An Open Web-Based Repository for Capturing Manufacturing Process Information

December 1, 2016
Author(s)
William Z. Bernstein, Mahesh Mani, Katherine C. Morris, Kevin W. Lyons, Bjoern J. Johansson
With recent progress in developing more effective models for representing manufacturing processes, this paper presents an approach towards an open web-based repository for storing manufacturing process information. The repository is envisioned to include

An Activity Model for Factory Design and Improvement

October 4, 2016
Author(s)
Kiwook Jung, Sangsu Choi, Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Hyunbo Cho, Katherine C. Morris
Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) are envisioned to contain highly-automated and IT-driven production systems. To address the complexity that arises in such systems, a standard and holistic model for describing the activities and their inter-relationships

STANDARD REPRESENTATIONS FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES

October 1, 2016
Author(s)
Mahesh Mani, Jon Larborn, Bjoern J. Johansson, Kevin W. Lyons, Katherine C. Morris
This paper describes ASTM’s new guide for characterizing the environmental aspects of manufacturing processes (ASTM WK35705). The guide defines a generic representation to support structured information. Representations of multiple unit manufacturing

An analysis of technologies and standards for designing smart manufacturing systems

September 20, 2016
Author(s)
Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Katherine C. Morris, Sangsu Choi, Kiwook Jung
Smart manufacturing is defined by high degrees of automation. Automation, in turn, is defined by clearly defined processes. The use of standards in this environment is not just common place but essential to creating repeatable and reliable systems. As with