Chapter 8 -- Sustainable Development in Manufacturing Systems
Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi
Krishnan, Krishna K.
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Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi, Ali Ghazinezami and Krishna K. Krishnan. "Sustainable Development in Manufacturing Systems." In Measuring Sustainable Development and Green Investments in Contemporary Economies, ed. Mihai Mieila, 201-224 (2017), accessed December 04, 2017
This chapter discusses sustainable development (SD) planning in manufacturing facilities. The industrial sector uses half of the world's energy, and manufacturing, as the core of this sector, contributes significantly to energy consumption and environmental footprints. In this chapter, in the first step, energy consumption, as one of the main factors influencing SD in manufacturing, is analyzed from different perspectives, and its impact on SD is studied. Thereafter, several energy-aware operations management approaches are proposed. These approaches integrate energy consumption into classic production planning and scheduling decisions. In the second step, a generic sustainability-based decision-making framework is proposed for maintenance strategy selection problem, considering three pillars of sustainability. For this purpose, various indicators are proposed for each sustainability factor that has an impact on maintenance planning decisions. The maintenance strategy alternatives are evaluated for each indicator and the best alternative is selected using a decision-making method.
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