Simulation-Based Sustainable Manufacturing System Design

Juhani Heilala, Saija Vatanen, Jari Montonen, Hannele Tonteri, Björn Johansson, Johan Stahre, Salla Lind

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    Manufacturing simulation and digital engineering tools and procedures have had a positive impact on the manufacturing industry. However, to design a sustainable manufacturing system, a multitude of system dimensions must be jointly optimized. This paper proposes an integrated simulation tool helping to maximize production efficiency and balance environmental constraints already in the system design phase. Lean manufacturing, identification and elimination of waste and production losses, and environmental considerations are all needed during development of a sustainable manufacturing system. Engineers designing the manufacturing system need decision support, otherwise sub-optimization is more likely to occur. We present methods for calculating energy efficiency, CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts integrated into factory simulation software.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
    Place of PublicationMiami, Florida, U.S.A
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2708-6, 978-1-4244-2707-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008 - Miami, FL, United States
    Duration: 7 Dec 200810 Dec 2008


    ConferenceWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
    Abbreviated titleWSC 2008
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityMiami, FL


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