7th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing
Presented by the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing – University of Kentucky
Sustainable Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era
Significant advances have been made in sensor-based smart manufacturing, data mining, machine/deep learning, and visualization capabilities. In the Industry 4.0 era, these capabilities must be integrated to develop more resource-efficient and sustainable manufacturing. Digitally integrated capabilities can enable better collaboration among product designers, manufacturing engineers, supply chain partners, and other stakeholders to monitor manufacturing processes, design more sustainable products and improve the overall system performance.
Sustainable Manufacturing in the era of Industry 4.0 is only feasible through a total and multi-lifecycle based approach to closed-loop material flow by adopting the 6Rs of reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, redesign and remanufacture.
The 7th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing will bring together academic experts, industry practitioners, government agency representatives as well as emerging researchers such as tenure-track assistant professors, post-doctoral scholar, and graduate students to address opportunities and challenges related to “Sustainable Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era”.