Eco-process Engineering System for Collaborative Product Process System Optimisation

Juhani Heilala, Reino Ruusu, Jari Montonen, Saija Vatanen, Carlos Kavka, Fabio Asnicar, Sebastian Scholze, Alberto Armiojo, Mario Insunza

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    Eco-Process engineering system (EPES) means systematic collaborative eco-efficiency and eco-innovation aspects in product service system (PSS) development and management, and covers all life-cycle phases. It is an ICT tool and related application methodology. The development focus on PSS from functional and cost performance is currently enhanced with sustainability aspects. The goal is to create more value with less environmental impact. In the virtual factories, extended enterprises, the collaboration between different stakeholders, engineers, managers, users of the PSS is a must and all actors in the value chain need a common goal. EPES system provides a collaborative space, covering common data and functionalities for knowledge management, multi-objective decision making, simulation and optimisation. Coordinated evolution (co-evolution) of products, processes and services creates competitive advantage. This paper shows a prototype of EPES system. The software building blocks of EPES system are illustrated as well methodology steps in setting up system and using it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationInnovative and Knowledge-Based Production Management in Global-Local World
    EditorsBernard Grabot, Bruno Vallespir, Samuel Gomes, Abdelaziz Bouras, Dimitris Kiritsis
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-44736-9
    ISBN (Print)978-3-662-44735-2, 978-3-662-52604-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014 - Ajaccio, France
    Duration: 20 Sept 201424 Sept 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


    ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014
    Abbreviated titleAPMS 2014


    • life-cycle optimisation
    • product service systems
    • collaborative spaces
    • eco-efficiency
    • virtual factories


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