Towards energy and resource efficient manufacturing: A processes and systems approach

Joost R. Duflou, John W. Sutherland, David Dornfeld, Christoph Herrmann, Jack Jeswiet, Sami Kara, Michael Hauschild, Karel Kellens

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    This paper aims to provide a systematic overview of the state of the art in energy and resource efficiency increasing methods and techniques in the domain of discrete part manufacturing, with attention for the effectiveness of the available options. For this purpose a structured approach, distinguishing different system scale levels, is applied: starting from a unit process focus, respectively the multi-machine, factory, multi-facility and supply chain levels are covered. Determined by the research contributions reported in literature, the de facto focus of the paper is mainly on energy related aspects of manufacturing. Significant opportunities for systematic efficiency improving measures are identified and summarized in this area.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalC I R P Annals
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)587-609
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Energy efficiency
    • Manufacturing
    • Sustainable development

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