Research Topic

Industry 4.0 for Sustainable Manufacturing: Applications and Solutions

  • Submission closed.

About this Research Topic

Sustainable Manufacturing (SM) is a trending topic in which remarkable advances have been shown in the last 30+ years. SM aims at integrating the key principles of Sustainable Development into the manufacturing industry. Ultimately, SM leads to enhanced performance from the environmental, social, and economic dimensions.
SM can be significantly supported by the digitalization technologies within the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) context. I4.0 is a socio-technical concept that involves the interaction of technological, social, and organizational aspects through the integration of digitalization technologies into production processes (e.g. Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud computing and cyber-physical systems (CPS), virtual reality, and cloud computing.
I4.0 has an enormous potential to enable Sustainable Manufacturing, enabling higher sustainability performance through processes’ improvement, reduced lead times and improved organizational performance. Nonetheless, there are still only few studies on I4.0 in the context of SM systems. The manufacturing industry still faces a few barriers and challenges that hinder the applications of I4.0 technologies to put SM in practice.
The goal of this Research Topic is to explore theoretical and practical models, methods, tools, and I4.0 technologies applied in SM systems. This will set future guidelines for sustainable practices in the development of products, services, and processes in the current digitalization context.
This Research Topic mainly focuses on the use of I4.0 technologies to promote SM. Information technology-based modeling, management, analysis, control, and optimization are the main areas expected to be covered by the submitted Manuscripts
Some of the subjects of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Monitoring solutions and indicators in SM.
• Digitalization of manufacturing systems in SM.
• Software tools and databases in SM.
• Real-time and/or online monitoring systems for applications in SM.
• Manufacturing indicators based on I4.0 technologies for SM applications.
• Manufacturing socio-environmental aspects and impacts.
• Selection and evaluation of I4.0 technologies.
• Case studies on implementation of the I4.0 technologies (IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Virtual Reality, etc.) in practice to prevent and minimize socio-environmental impacts in SM.
• Applications of I4.0 in supply chain optimization and management
• Applications of I4.0 in product design and optimization
• Applications of I4.0 in product life extension and end-of-use management
• Applications of I4.0 in product-as-a-service business models


Keywords: Sustainable Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Big Data


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Sustainable Manufacturing (SM) is a trending topic in which remarkable advances have been shown in the last 30+ years. SM aims at integrating the key principles of Sustainable Development into the manufacturing industry. Ultimately, SM leads to enhanced performance from the environmental, social, and economic dimensions.
SM can be significantly supported by the digitalization technologies within the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) context. I4.0 is a socio-technical concept that involves the interaction of technological, social, and organizational aspects through the integration of digitalization technologies into production processes (e.g. Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud computing and cyber-physical systems (CPS), virtual reality, and cloud computing.
I4.0 has an enormous potential to enable Sustainable Manufacturing, enabling higher sustainability performance through processes’ improvement, reduced lead times and improved organizational performance. Nonetheless, there are still only few studies on I4.0 in the context of SM systems. The manufacturing industry still faces a few barriers and challenges that hinder the applications of I4.0 technologies to put SM in practice.
The goal of this Research Topic is to explore theoretical and practical models, methods, tools, and I4.0 technologies applied in SM systems. This will set future guidelines for sustainable practices in the development of products, services, and processes in the current digitalization context.
This Research Topic mainly focuses on the use of I4.0 technologies to promote SM. Information technology-based modeling, management, analysis, control, and optimization are the main areas expected to be covered by the submitted Manuscripts
Some of the subjects of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Monitoring solutions and indicators in SM.
• Digitalization of manufacturing systems in SM.
• Software tools and databases in SM.
• Real-time and/or online monitoring systems for applications in SM.
• Manufacturing indicators based on I4.0 technologies for SM applications.
• Manufacturing socio-environmental aspects and impacts.
• Selection and evaluation of I4.0 technologies.
• Case studies on implementation of the I4.0 technologies (IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Virtual Reality, etc.) in practice to prevent and minimize socio-environmental impacts in SM.
• Applications of I4.0 in supply chain optimization and management
• Applications of I4.0 in product design and optimization
• Applications of I4.0 in product life extension and end-of-use management
• Applications of I4.0 in product-as-a-service business models


Keywords: Sustainable Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Big Data


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

About Frontiers Research Topics

With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author.

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

Submission closed.

Participating Journals

Loading..

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

Submission closed.

Participating Journals

Loading..
Loading..

total views article views article downloads topic views

}
 
Top countries
Top referring sites
Loading..