Simulation with Sustainability Aspects in the Manufacturing System Concept Phase

Juhani Heilala, Marja Paju, Janne Kiirikki, Reino Ruusu, Jari Montonen, Paolo Bermell-Garcia, Simon Astwood, Kiran Krishnamurthy, Santiago Quintana-Amate

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    The connections between product, processes and manufacturing systems are becoming more complex. Sustainability related issues are important and they are adding to the complexity of the design process. The amount of data that is needed for decision making is growing and multiple parameters and constraints must be considered simultaneously. Simulation and modeling can be used to analyze the performance of the product and production system, using traditional production performance measures and also taking into account environmental sustainability related performance measures. This poster presents research efforts for a novel concept for a simulation-based manufacturing and sustainability decision making system for the early product manufacturability evaluation and conceptual design phase of manufacturing systems. The research presented in this poster has been carried out within the frames of the EPES, "Eco-Process Engineering System for composition of services to optimize product life-cycle" international collaboration project co-funded by the European Commission.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference
    Subtitle of host publication9 - 12 Dec. 2012, Berlin, Germany ; [including the] 8th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM)
    EditorsChristoph Laroque
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-4779-2, 978-1-4673-4781-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


    • manufacturing system simulation
    • sustainability aspects


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