|Publikasjon||IMS2020 - Proceedings from the IMS2020 Summer School on Sustainable Manufacturing|
|Redaktør||Astrid Vigtil. Asbjørn Rolstadås, Bjørn Moseng|
|Utgiver||Tapir Akademisk Forlag|
|Adresse utgiver||Besøksadresse: Tapir Akademisk Forlag Nardoveien 12, Trondheim|
Postadresse: Tapir Akademisk Forlag Postboks 2461 Sluppen 7005 Trondheim
Global Manufacturing represents twenty-five percent (25%) of world GDP with over twenty million enterprises, and twenty-eight percent (28%) of world employment. The accelerated pace of technological change is racing to keep up with new and more challenging industry needs and expectations world-wide.
Moreover, the manufacturing industry has been playing a key role in paving the way for innovation and development in other industrial sectors. Products with embedded new technologies come almost exclusively from the manufacturing sector. Also many of the management concepts such as quality management, lean manufacturing, agile manufacturing, supply chain integration, etc. have their roots in the manufacturing industry.
Today\\\'s focus on environment and climate change is challenging all industries, and major change processes have been initiated worldwide. In the manufacturing industry the concept of sustainable manufacturing is focused both by industry and research communities. The IMS 2020 project will give guidance on what future research is needed for the industry to be sustainable.
It is a responsibility for academic organizations to provide the manufacturing industry with competence to meet the challenges of sustainability. New curricula and PhD education in sustainable manufacturing are therefore required.
The purpose of the IMS 2020 summer school on sustainable manufacturing is to stimulate young researchers (PhD students) to work together with the industry to develop the new knowledge needed.
The summer school has seen a balance of participation from industry and academia. Ideas, projects and papers have been presented and discussed, so contributing to increase the industrial relevance of the research.
This book is a documentation of the papers presented and a summary of the group discussions and could hopefully stimulate further research on sustainable manufacturing both in the manufacturing industry and research organizations.