Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 1519–1530 | Cite as

Resource scheduling based on energy consumption for sustainable manufacturing

  • Silviu RaileanuEmail author
  • Florin Anton
  • Alexandru Iatan
  • Theodor Borangiu
  • Silvia Anton
  • Octavian Morariu


The paper proposes an agent-based approach for measuring in real time energy consumption of resources in job-shop manufacturing processes. Data from industrial robots is collected, analysed and assigned to operation types, and then integrated in an optimization engine in order to estimate how alternating between makespan and energy consumption as objective functions affects the performances of the whole system. This study focuses on the optimization of energy consumption in manufacturing processes through operation scheduling on available resources. The decision making algorithm relies on a decentralized system collecting data about resources implementing thus an intelligent manufacturing control system; the optimization problem is implemented using IBM ILOG OPL.


Intelligent manufacturing Scheduling Robotics  Agent-based approach 



This work is partially supported by the Sectoral Operational Program Human Resources Development (SOP HRD), financed from the European Social Fund and the Romanian Government under the contract number POSDRU/159/1.5/S/137390/ of the University Politehnica of Bucharest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silviu Raileanu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Florin Anton
    • 1
  • Alexandru Iatan
    • 2
  • Theodor Borangiu
    • 1
  • Silvia Anton
    • 1
  • Octavian Morariu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Automation and Applied InformaticsUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Civil Engineering of BucharestBucharestRomania

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