Green Factory Planning: Framework and Modules for a Flexible Approach

Florian Mueller, Alessandro Cannata, Bojan Stahl, Marco Taisch, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann

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Planning green factories implies increased complexity depending on specific planning requirements and contradictory planning targets; these aspects challenge present methods and tool for factory planning. To properly face these challenges with limited time and resources (typical of planning projects) , a factory planning approach that particularly addresses green has to be adaptable to specific cases and aligned with the green vision of the factory. This paper proposes a modular Green Factory Planning and describes its main components. The conceptual elements for a framework and a planning process are presented and differences in methods and tool applications are described in comparison to established approaches. The method and tools are combined to planning modules, linked with a clear information flow as well as responsibility definition. A use case for a typical module that specifically considers energy consumption shows the potential of green as integrated vision for factory planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Production and Service Supply Chains - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013, Proceedings
EditorsVittal Prabhu, Marco Taisch, Dimitris Kiritsis
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages8
VolumePart I
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-41266-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-41265-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2013 - State College, United States
Duration: 9 Sept 201312 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityState College


  • Energy efficiency
  • Factory planning
  • Green factory planning
  • Modular planning
  • Sustainable factory

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