465848 Strategic and Tactical Control for Sustainable Manufacturing
In this paper, we introduce a sustainability-oriented hierarchical control methodology for achieving short-to-long-term sustainability goals in large-scale manufacturing. This methodology, by resorting to sustainability fundamentals, system control science, and engineering science, aims at implementing tactical control of individual manufacturing processes, where energy and material efficiencies, waste reduction, product quality, process safety, etc., are all targeted, and realizing strategic control of the manufacturing enterprise to achieve a short-to-long-term sustainability goals, where external information about economic, environmental, and social-related changes will be incorporated. These two layers of control will be coordinated algorithmically. A comprehensive case study on nanocoating manufacturing is illustrated to demonstrate methodological efficacy.
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