Integration of reliability, service and renewables for sustainable manufacturing initiatives

Tongdan Jin, Haitao Liao, Heidi Taboada, Jesus Jimenez, Fei Sun

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Today's manufacturing industry is confronted with many challenges. The most significant challenges are the intense global competition, supply chain volatility, environmental sustainability, and ever-changing consumer needs. Next-generation manufacturing is envisioned as a service oriented, demand driven, customer centric and low-carbon operation paradigm. If manufacturing firms can successfully adopt or transition to this new operational mode, they would gain unprecedented competitive edges that allow them not only to survive now, but also to thrive with a steady growth in the future. In this paper, we present some preliminary findings and also explore new visionary concepts of next-generation manufacturing operations by focusing on three critical aspects: 1) integrated productservice system design; 2) adaptive inventory model in nonstationary demand settings; and 3) onsite wind and solar energy generation and integration. We also highlight new opportunities brought to next-generation manufacturers by additive and cloud manufacturing, big data informatics, and circular economy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780983762430
StatePublished - 2014
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: May 31 2014Jun 3 2014

Publication series

NameIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014


  • Green energy certificates
  • Net metering
  • Nonstationary demand
  • On-site generation
  • Product-service integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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