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posted 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.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing

Citation

WOOLLEY, E., SIMEONE, A. and RAHIMIFARD, S., 2017. Eco-intelligent factories: Timescales for environmental decision support. IN: Campana, G., Howlett, R.J., Setchi, R., Cimatti, B. (eds). Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017, Bologna, Italy, 26th-28th April 2017, pp. 325-338.

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© Springer

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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08/01/2017

Publication date

2017

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This is a pre-copyedited version of a contribution published in Campana, G., Howlett, R.J., Setchi, R., Cimatti, B. (eds). Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017 published by Springer. The definitive authenticated version is available online via This paper was presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-17), Bologna, Italy, 26-28th April 2017.

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9783319570785

Language

en

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Bologna, Italy