Bridging the Gap between Energy Management Systems and Machine Tools – Embedded Energy Efficiency in Production Planning and Control

Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 397)


Global environmental challenges lead to a rising importance of resource efficiency in industry. The strong environmental impact of manufacturing processes necessitates a significant reduction of the amount of employed resources. Therefore, the potential of production planning and control (PPC) systems is analyzed from a top-down and bottom-up perspective in terms of in-creasing the energy efficiency of manufacturing processes. A conceptual approach is developed to embed energy efficiency in a PPC-logic in order to link managerial targets with machine tools located on the shop-floor.


PPC Process Chain Energy Efficiency Energy profile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BWI Center for Industrial ManagementETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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