Introducing Energy Performances in Production Management: Towards Energy Efficient Manufacturing

  • Alessandro Cannata
  • Marco Taisch
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 338)


Energy consumption is one of the main economic, environmental and societal issues. As stated by recent researches, manufacturing plays a major role in energy consumption. To react to this situation and to go towards Energy Efficient Manufacturing, several initiatives are on-going. One relevant lever that is discussed in this paper and that should be taken into consideration is production management. Present production planning and control policies, which are used to optimize manufacturing processes, do not take into consideration energy efficiency. In this paper, we investigate energy efficiency performance indicators on one side and production scheduling and control practices on the other side. The purpose is to highlight this research gap in literature and start defining next steps towards Energy Efficient Manufacturing.


sustainable manufacturing energy efficiency production management key performance indicators energy efficient manufacturing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Cannata
    • 1
  • Marco Taisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management, Economics and Industrial EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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