Sustainable manufacturing: Modeling and optimization challenges at the product, process and system levels

A. D. Jayal, F. Badurdeen, O. W. Dillon, I. S. Jawahir

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Achieving sustainability in manufacturing requires a holistic view spanning not just the product, and the manufacturing processes involved in its fabrication, but also the entire supply chain, including the manufacturing systems across multiple product life-cycles. This requires improved models, metrics for sustainability evaluation, and optimization techniques at the product, process, and system levels. This paper presents an overview of recent trends and new concepts in the development of sustainable products, processes and systems. In particular, recent trends in developing improved sustainability scoring methods for products and processes, and predictive models and optimization techniques for sustainable manufacturing processes, focusing on dry, near-dry and cryogenic machining as examples, are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-152
Number of pages9
JournalCIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Contributions of previous PhD and masters students, as well as research collaborators and industrial partners, are acknowledged. The authors also thank the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation and companies such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Semicon Associates, Air Products, Inc., Unist, Inc., Haas Automation, Inc., for their sponsored research projects in the area of sustainable manufacturing over the years.

Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Manufacturing
  • Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Processes
  • Products
  • Sustainability evaluation
  • Sustainable development
  • Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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