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Industrial Energy Management Research Theme:

The industrial usage of energy presents unique challenges. Fundamentally, it is contingent upon the products and services it delivers. In the meantime, the trend in recent decades has been towards continually evolving and more competitive marketplaces. In order to stay competitive, industrial companies have had to respond with high variety products of increasingly short product life cycle. The mass-customization and short product life cycle problem has meant that industrial companies with:

  • Resilient operations will be able to "bounce back" from the shifting fluctuations of customers and suppliers leveraging the ability quickly and incrementally adjust production capacity and capability
  • Sustainable operations will systematically control the quantity, timing, and cost of their energy consumption.
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Therefore, the LIINES places industrial energy management in the context of resilient and sustainable operations -- with full awareness that energy management must be done as an integral part of a competitive industrial mission. To achieve this goal, we again turn to Enterprise Control, the tried and tested paradigm of effective industrial operations. This time, however, energy balance is integrated into every production activity for full visibility as to how, when, and why it is consumed and at what cost.

To address these needs, the LIINES Industrial Energy Management has made contributions in two areas:

Key Achievements in Resilient Production Operations:
  • Reconfigurability Measurement in Industrial Operations (2015): As more fundamental research, this work develops measures of reconfigurability and its key characteristics in industrial operations. These serve as the basis of new developments in enterprise control that directly support reconfigurable operations.
  • Axiomatic Design of Multi-Agent Reconfigurable Manufacturing System (2015): Building upon the reconfigurability measures, this work develops the first quantitatively architected multi-agent (artificially intelligent) system reference architecture for industrial operation. This a key step to achieving sustainable, resilient, and reconfigurable operation.
Key Achievements:
  • Dynamic Production System Model for Industrial Energy Management (2015): Rather than treating industrial energy consumption in a static fashion, this work treats energy consumption dynamically as part of the utilization of the bill of material in production system operations.

Additionally, we have written several blog posts specifically on the topic of
Industrial Energy Management @ the LIINES.

LIINES Industrial Energy Management Research Theme Publications :
UIDReferencePubLinkPreprintTypeResearch ThemeYear
[IEM-C06]Covanich, Wutthiphat and McFarlane, Duncan and Brusey, James and Farid, Amro M "Integrating a New Machine into an Existing Manufacturing System by using Holonic Approach". in BT - INDIN 2007 - 5th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics. Vienna, Austria. 2007. pp.861--866. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2007
[IEM-J03]Covanich, W and McFarlane, D and Brusey, J and Farid, Amro M. "Ready configuration of machines into an existing manufacturing system". International Journal of Agile Manufacturing. :(528 CP) pp. 41--50. 2007. PubLink PrePrint Journal PaperIndustrial Energy Management2007
[IEM-C07]Covanich, Wuttiphat and McFarlane, Duncan C and Farid, A M "Guidelines for Evaluating the Ease of Reconfiguration of Manufacturing Systems". in 6th International Conference on Industrial Informatics: INDIN 2008. Daejeon, Korea. 2008. pp.1214--1219. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2008
[IEM-W01]Farid, Amro M. "The State of Auto-ID Technology in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Control". University of Cambridge - Institute for Manufacturing Cambridge, UK. pp.1--19. PubLink PrePrint Technical ReportIndustrial Energy Management2003
[IEM-W02]Farid, Amro M. "A Review of Holonic Manufacturing Systems Literature". University of Cambridge - Institute for Manufacturing Cambridge, U.K.. pp.1--90. PubLink PrePrint Technical ReportIndustrial Energy Management2004
[IEM-W03]Farid, Amro M. and Hunt, F.H. and Moultrie, James "Modularity and Re-Use: A Positioning Paper". University of Cambridge Cambridge, U.K.. pp.1--18. PubLink PrePrint Technical ReportIndustrial Energy Management2005
[IEM-C01]Farid, A M and McFarlane, D C "An Approach to the Application of the Design Structure Matrix for Assessing Reconfigurability of Distributed Manufacturing Systems". in Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Distributed Intelligent Systems: Collective Intelligence and Its Applications (DIS'06). Prague, Czech republic. 2006. pp.1--6. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2006
[IEM-C02]Farid, Amro M. and McFarlane, Duncan C "A Development of Degrees of Freedom for Manufacturing Systems". in IMS'2006: 5th International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: Agents and Virtual Worlds. Sakarya, Turkey. 2006. pp.1--6. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2006
[IEM-C03]Farid, Amro M and McFarlane, Duncan C "A tool for assessing reconfigurability of distributed manufacturing systems". in 12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing,. Saint Etienne, France. 2006. pp.1--6. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2006
[IEM-J02]Farid, A M and McFarlane, D C "A Design Structure Matrix Based Method for Reconfigurability Measurement of Distributed Manufacturing Systems". International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems Special Issue -- invited paper. :(2) pp. 118--129. 2007. PubLink PrePrint Journal PaperIndustrial Energy Management2007
[IEM-TP00]Farid, A M "Reconfigurability Measurement in Automated Manufacturing Systems". University of Cambridge Engineering Department Institute for Manufacturing phdthesis. pp.1--302. PubLink PrePrint ThesisIndustrial Energy Management2007
[IEM-C05]Farid, A M and Covanich, Wutthiphat "Measuring the Effort of a Reconfiguration Process". in Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, 2008. ETFA 2008. IEEE International Conference on. Hamburg, Germany. 2008. pp.1137--1144. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2008
[IEM-J04]Farid, Amro M. "Product Degrees of Freedom as Manufacturing System Reconfiguration Potential Measures". International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications -- invited paper. :(3) pp. 227--242. 2008. PubLink PrePrint Journal PaperIndustrial Energy Management2008
[IEM-J05]Farid, A M and McFarlane, D C "Production degrees of freedom as manufacturing system reconfiguration potential measures". Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B (Journal of Engineering Manufacture) -- invited paper. :(B10) pp. 1301--1314. 2008. PubLink PrePrint Journal PaperIndustrial Energy Management2008
[IEM-J06]Farid, A M "Facilitating ease of system reconfiguration through measures of manufacturing modularity". Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B (Journal of Engineering Manufacture) -- invited paper. :(B10) pp. 1275--1288. 2008. PubLink PrePrint Journal PaperIndustrial Energy Management2008
[IEM-C30]Farid, Amro M. "An Axiomatic Design Approach to Non-Assembled Production Path Enumeration in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems". in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics. Manchester, UK. 2013. pp.1--8. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2013
[IEM-C41]Farid, Amro M and Ribeiro, Luis "An Axiomatic Design of a Multi-Agent Reconfigurable Manufacturing System Architecture". in International Conference on Axiomatic Design. Lisbon, Portogal. 2014. pp.1--8. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2014
[IEM-J13]Farid, Amro M "Measures of Reconfigurability and Its Key Characteristics in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems". Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. :(1) pp. 1--26. 2014. PubLink PrePrint Journal PaperIndustrial Energy Management2014
[IEM-J23]Farid, Amro M and Ribeiro, Luis "An Axiomatic Design of a Multi-Agent Reconfigurable Mechatronic System Architecture". IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. :(5) pp. 1142-1155. 2015. PubLink PrePrint Journal PaperIndustrial Energy Management2015
[IEM-C04]Kelepouris, T and Wong, C Y and Farid, A M and Parlidad, A K and McFarlane, D C "Towards a reconfigurable supply network model". in Intelligent Production Machines and Systems -- 2nd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference 3--14 July 2006. Online. 2006. pp.1--6. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2006
[IEM-C48]Schoonenberg, Wester C.H. and Farid, Amro M. "A Dynamic Production Model for Industrial Systems Energy Management". in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics. Hong Kong. 2015. pp.1--7. PubLink PrePrint Conference PaperIndustrial Energy Management2015
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