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Towards a sustainable manufacturing system design:A multi-objective optimization model

Nujoom, Reda, Mohammed, Ahmed and Wang, Qian 2017. Towards a sustainable manufacturing system design:A multi-objective optimization model. Presented at: 2017 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC), Huddersfield, UK, 7 - 8 Sep 2017.

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Developments of sustainable manufacturing systems are considered as one of effective solutions to minimize the environmental impact. Design of a sustainable manufacturing system can be partially achieved through the implementation of lean methods to reduce manufacturing wastes and operational costs, and increase the system efficiency and productivity. However, the lean approach does not include environmental wastes in such as energy consumption and CO2 emissions when designing a lean manufacturing system. This paper addresses these issues by evaluating a sustainable manufacturing system design considering energy consumption, CO2 emissions and the total cost using the multi-objective approach. To this aim, a multi-objective mathematical model was developed under economic and ecological constraints in terms of minimization of the total cost, energy consumption and CO2 emissions associated with the number of machines involved in each process in conjunction with a quantity of material flow for processing these products in a manufacturing system. A real case study was used for examining the validation and applicability of the developed sustainable manufacturing system model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Engineering
Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
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