Discrete part manufacturing energy efficiency improvements with modelling and simulation

Juhani Heilala, Marja Paju, Jari Montonen, Reino Ruusu, Mikel Sorli, Alberto Armijo, Pablo Bermell-Garcia, Simon Astwood, Santiago Quintana

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    Energy efficiency has become a key concern in industry due to increased energy cost and associated environmental impacts. It is as well factor on marketing and reputation. Customers require information on the ecological performance of products and the process to build that product. Therefore ecoefficient manufacturing is in our days a matter of competitiveness and economic success. This paper presents industrial driven research and the key findings from production eco and energy efficiency analysis and development projects. Both static and dynamic multi-level modelling and simulation is covered with examples. The use of Value Stream Mapping and Discrete Event Simulation with life cycle inventory data for production eco efficiency analysis is explained. Generic developement steps for process, machine and production system model with environmantal aspects is shown. Development continues in EPES "Eco Process Engineering System for Composition of Services to Optimise Product Life-Cycle"- project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationCompetitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services
    EditorsC. Emmanouilidis , M. Taisch, D. Kiritsis
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-40352-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40351-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2012 - Rhodes, Greece
    Duration: 24 Sept 201226 Sept 2012

    Publication series

    SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
    VolumeVolume 397


    ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2012
    Abbreviated titleAPMS 2012


    • energy efficiency
    • modeling and simulation
    • manufacturing


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