Digital technologies, methods and tools towards sustainable manufacturing: Does Industry 4.0 support to reach environmental targets?

Sebastian Thiede*

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Abstract

Sustainability and digitalization are both major change drivers for manufacturing companies. There are also strong interactions in between, e.g., through digital technologies, methods and tools that aim to improve the environmental performance of manufacturing related activities. Thereby also additional efforts for establishing information and communication technologies (ICT) need to be taken into account. Against this background, a reference framework is introduced in this paper based on the necessary factory system understanding and the identification of relevant fields of action. Furthermore, methodological support is provided in order to foster the development of digital solutions that actually lead to environmentally related improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-606
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume98
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event28th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2021 - Online conference, Jaipur, India
Duration: 10 Mar 202112 Mar 2021
Conference number: 28
https://lce2021.in/

Keywords

  • Communication technology
  • Industry 4.0
  • Information
  • Sustainable manufacturing

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