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Special Issue "Sustainability in Manufacturing"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Interests: supply chain management; sustainable development; waste management; sustainable energy production; performance measurement
Interests: intelligent and sustainable manufacturing; Industrial 4.0 and advanced manufacturing technologies
Interests: automation; robotics; sustainable engineering and manufacturing
Interests: etho-robotics; cognitive telemanipulation; sustainable systems
We are pleased to announce the Special Issue of “Sustainability in Manufacturing” in the journal Sustainability. The manufacturing industry is of paramount importance for economic and social development. Today, a large and continuously-growing amount of manufacturing companies has realized the substantial economic, environmental and social benefits from sustainable manufacturing processes. Sustainable manufacturing refers to the production of goods through economically efficient processes that save resources and energy while simultaneously decrease the negative influences on the environment. This Special Issue focuses on the innovative and cross-disciplinary solutions for improving economic, environmental and social sustainability in manufacturing processes, i.e., innovative product development, sustainable production planning, sustainable logistics and supply chain management, as well as sustainable manufacturing technologies.
Original researches, case studies and reports, short communications, and comprehensive literature reviews focusing on the cutting-edge development of methods, techniques and application related to economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable manufacturing are invited for submission to this Special Issue. The Special Issue also includes several exclusively invited papers from two international conferences—the 1st International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2016), held at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Narvik, Norway, on 21–24 June, 2016, and the International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (IWAMA 2016), held at the University of Manchester, UK, on 10–11 November, 2016.
We thank you very much for your contribution to this Special Issue.
Prof. Wei Deng Solvang
Prof. Kesheng Wang
Prof. Bjørn Solvang
Prof. Peter Korondi
Assoc. Prof. Gabor Sziebig
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainability in manufacturing process
- Sustainability in product design and service development
- Sustainability in system engineering
- Sustainability in energy production
- Sustainability in operations management of manufacturing
- Sustainable manufacturing technologies
- Sustainable and intelligent manufacturing system
- Sustainability in logistics and supply chain management
- Reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chain
- Reuse, remanufacturing and recycling of end-of-use and end-of-life products
- Lean manufacturing and logistics
- Decision support for sustainable manufacturing
- Economic, environmental and social aspects in sustainable manufacturing
- Sustainability in Industry 4.0