Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
Sustainable Manufacturing
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Engineering And Management - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Settineri Luca   PO ING-IND/16 64 16 0 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/16 8 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
This optional class aims to provide students of the Master of Science in Management Engineering the conceptual basis and the methodological approaches related to Sustainable Manufacturing, from the guidelines to the tools for the performance analysis of a manufacturing system. This knowledge, together with the classical tools for the evaluation of efficiency, effectiveness and economy of a production system, will be necessary for the implementation of decision-making strategies in sustainable production. The teaching of such tools is completed by some examples of application in real industrial cases.
Expected learning outcomes
The expected learning outcomes in terms of knowledge and skills can be resumed as follows:
- Knowledge: to evaluate, in view of sustainable production, the performance of a manufacturing system through the analysis of processes and consumed resources;
- Skills: to select sustainability indicators and criteria for analysis, to associate them with models and analytical methods, and to estimate the level of performance of a company or of a production system.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Good knowledge of the topics covered in courses dedicated to manufacturing and production systems.
In the following, the list of the main topics is presented:
- Introduction to the fundamental concepts of Sustainable Development with respect to the international manufacturing scenario;
- Assessment of the environmental, economic, and social issues of Sustainable Manufacturing;
- Identification of the main drivers of resource depletion during the materials life cycle;
- Approaches and methodologies for the evaluation of production systems;
- Application of Life Cycle Analysis, Life Cycle Inventory, Eco-audit tools;
- Economics of end-of-life scenarios and assessment of recycling benefit awarding;
- Indicators for the analysis of the sustainability of production processes;
- Environmental analysis of machining, forming, and additive manufacturing processes;
- Technologies enabling green manufacturing;
- Analysis and evaluation of industrial application cases.
Delivery modes
All the topics will be presented and discussed during the lectures. In addition, the learned methods and the procedures will be applied in practical classes for the analysis of real production systems.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
[1] Set of presentations for each topic will be available for the students on the Teaching Portal (www.polito.it).

[2] Recommended books:
- Michael F. Ashby. Materials and the Environment: Eco-informed Material Choice (Second Edition)
Elsevier (2013). ISBN: 978-0-12-385971-6.
- David A. Dornfeld, Editor. Green Manufacturing - Fundamentals and Applications.
Springer (2013). ISBN 978-1-4419-6015-3.

[3] Additional material (i.e. papers from the international literature) will be suggested during the lectures.
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam consists of a written test containing theoretical questions, and exercises on the application of models and procedures discussed during the lectures. The exam usually lasts from two hours to two hours and thirty minutes. The student may withdraw within the first hour, and the use of books and/or other material is avoided. The teacher will discuss the results of the written exam individually with each student who requests for it.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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