Design and operations framework for the Twin Transition of manufacturing systems

T. van Erp*, N. G.M. Rytter


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Manufacturing companies are facing what recently has been called the Twin Transition. They must conduct a digital transition as well as a transition from mere linear toward more circular value creation. The research presents an integrated Design and Operations Framework for digital and circular manufacturing systems. Defined process phases of the framework are described which address: the maturity assessment, Objectives and Key Results, the design (Des) and operations (Ops) of the manufacturing system, and a training concept. The authors follow a qualitative research approach for developing the integrated DesOps Framework for Circular and Digital Manufacturing Systems. The framework is conceptualized by combining state-of-the-art procedures and methods in the field of maturity and readiness assessment, Objectives and Key Results, Systems Engineering, and DesOps. Eventually, a case study is utilized for verifying the principal efficacy of the conceptualized framework. The research intends to scientifically contribute to the field of manufacturing systems design by proposing a novel design framework. From industrial application perspective, the research intends to contribute to improving decision-making in manufacturing companies by providing them with a practical-oriented guideline for transforming their manufacturing systems in the sense of the Twin Transition.

TidsskriftAdvances in Production Engineering And Management
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)92-103
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2023

Bibliografisk note

Funding Information:
The research was supported by funding from the Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond for the project “Design of an automated and digital additive manufacturing system embedded in an Industry 4.0 manufacturing environment”.

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© 2023 Production Engineering Institute. All rights reserved.


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