Sustainable Manufacturing System Design With Simulation

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific


Digital engineering tools and procedures have had a positive impact on the European manufacturing industry. However, to design a sustainable manufacturing system, a multitude of system dimensions has to be jointly optimized. We propose an integrated simulation tool helping to maximize production efficiency and to balance environmental constraints. Lean manufacturing, identification and elimination of waste, production losses as well as environmental considerations are needed during a sustainable manufacturing system design phase. Engineers designing a manufacturing system need decision support since sub-optimisation otherwise will be more likely to occur.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSwedish Production Symposium
Place of PublicationStockholm, Sweden
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventSwedish Production Symposium - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 18 Nov 200820 Nov 2008


ConferenceSwedish Production Symposium


  • sustainable manufacturing
  • simulation
  • manufacturing system design

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