Integration of energy consumption and CO2 emissions into the DES tool with lean thinking

Reda Ahmed O Nujoom, Qian Wang

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    Products are often made by accomplishing a number of manufacturing processes on a sequential flow line which is also known as manufacturing systems. In a traditional way, design or evaluation of a manufacturing system involves a determination or an analysis of the system performance by adjusting system parameters relating to such as system capacity, material processing time, material-handling and transportation and shop-floor layout. Environment related parameters, however, are not considered or considered as separate issues. In the past decade, there has been a growing concern about the environmental protection and governments almost in all over the world enforced certain rules and regulation to promote energy saving and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in manufacturing industry. To date, development of a sustainable manufacturing system requires designers who need not merely to apply traditional methods of improving system efficiency and productivity but also examine the environmental issues in production of the developed manufacturing system. Most researchers, however, focused on operational systems, which do not incorporate the effect of environmental factors that may also affect the system performance. This paper presents a research work aiming to addresses these issues in design and evaluation of sustainable manufacturing systems incorporating parameters of energy consumption and CO2 emissions into a DES (discrete event simulation) tool.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEarth and Environmental Science
    Subtitle of host publicationEES
    PublisherIOP Publishing
    Publication statusEarly online - 1 Mar 2018
    Event2017 International Conference on Advanced Environmental Engineering (ICAEE2017) - Shenzen, China
    Duration: 15 Dec 201717 Dec 2017

    Publication series

    NameIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES)
    PublisherIOP Publishing
    ISSN (Print)1755-1307
    ISSN (Electronic)1755-1315


    Conference2017 International Conference on Advanced Environmental Engineering (ICAEE2017)


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