Sustainable Manufacturing with Cyber-physical Discrete Manufacturing Networks: Overview and Modeling Framework

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Daniel J Garcia

Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60208

Mojtaba Mozaffar, Huaqing Ren

Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60208

Jorge Correa

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1206 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

Kornel Ehmann

Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60208

Jian Cao

Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60208

Fengqi You

Cornell University, Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ithaca, NY, 14853

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4041833 History: Received April 30, 2018; Revised October 18, 2018


Cyber-physical systems (CPS) enable unprecedented communication between product designers and manufacturers. Effective use of these technologies both enables and requires a new paradigm of methods and models to identify the most profitable and environmentally friendly production plans for a manufacturing network. The Operating System for Cyberphysical Manufacturing and the paired Network Operations Administration and Monitoring software are introduced. These technologies guide our development of a mixed integer bilevel programming model that models the hierarchy between designers and manufacturers as a Stackelberg game while considering multiple objectives for each of them. Designers select and pay manufacturers, while manufacturers decide how to execute the order with the payment provided by the designer. To solve the model, a tailored solution method combining a decomposition-based approach with approximation of the lower level Pareto-optimal solution set is proposed. The model is applied to a case study based on a network of manufacturers in Wisconsin and Illinois. With the proposed model, designers and manufacturers alike can take full advantage of CPS to increase profits and decrease environmental impacts.

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