Eco-intelligent factories: Timescales for environmental decision support
conference contributionposted on 13.02.2017, 09:13 by Elliot WoolleyElliot Woolley, Alessandro Simeone, Shahin RahimifardShahin Rahimifard
Manufacturing decisions are currently made based on considerations of cost, time and quality. However there is increasing pressure to also routinely incorporate environmental considerations into the decision making processes. Despite the existence of a number of tools for environmental analysis of manu-facturing activities, there does not appear to be a structured approach for gener-ating relevant environmental information that can be fed into manufacturing decision making. This research proposes an overarching structure that leads to three approaches, pertaining to different timescales that enable the generation of environmental information, suitable for consideration during decision making. The approaches are demonstrated through three industrial case studies.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering