Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 9th International Conference “Production Engineering and Management” (PEM 2019)"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: sustainable warehousing and distribution; sustainable production planning; energy efficiency; energy systems optimization
Interests: operations management and cleaner production; sustainable logistics and transports; evaluation methodologies for project planning; sustainability and effectiveness in services
Interests: product development; innovation management; additive manufacturing; direct digital manufacturing
The International Conference “Production Engineering and Management” was held for the first time in June 2011 and, during the years, it has been an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of advanced topics concerning manufacturing practices, processes, and technologies. Since its third edition, the topic of direct digital manufacturing has been added alongside product life-cycle assessment, lean manufacturing, supply chain management, and wood processing technologies.
All these topics are strictly related to the concepts of innovation and sustainability, which are enabled by new and renewable materials, energy efficiency, smart processes and technologies, and are supported by digital infrastructures and data management technology for effective decisions.
The 9th edition of the Conference, which is scheduled for the 3–4 October 2019 in Trieste (Italy) is particularly focused on but not limited to the discussion of management, process or technological solutions that can bring benefits in the current information-rich environment, where a key role in sustainable industrial systems can be played by digital transformation.
This Special Issue is intended to collect a selection of the most significant contributions presented at the Conference. Research papers on conceptual frameworks, technology deployment and assessment, optimization models, as well as applications and case studies, are welcome. Submitted papers should be an extended and improved version of the article presented at PEM 2019.
Key dates: Paper submission for PEM 2019: 21 June 2019 (see www.pem.units.it)
Paper selection for the Special Issue: 30 October 2019
Extended paper submission: 20 January 2020
Prof. Dr. Antonella Meneghetti
Prof. Dr. Elio Padoano
Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Villmer
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- Cleaner production
- Energy efficient manufacturing
- Sustainable logistics
- Sustainable supply chain management
- Sustainable product life-cycle management
- Waste reduction
- Smart processes
- Digital transformation