Assessing a proposal for an energy-based overall equipment effectiveness indicator through discrete event simulation
Paper in proceeding, 2015

New challenges demand that manufacturing companies adopt sustainable approaches and succeed in this adoption. Energy efficiency plays a key role in achieving sustainability goals, and performance indicators are necessary beyond measurement of data to evaluate energy efficiency. In this landscape, scalable and easy-to-understand metrics providing an energy competitiveness degree of manufacturing resources are currently missing. The study aims to test through simulation applicability and potential offered by a novel Energy Overall Equipment Effectiveness - Energy OEE - indicator for discrete manufacturing firms. A simulation of a discrete manufacturing CNC machine case is used to evaluate the applicability of using Energy OEE assessment for management decision support. As a result, this study paves the way to a better exploitation of data that energy monitoring and sensor technology aim to offer in the future.


Ilaria Giovanna Barletta

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Jon Andersson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Gökan May

Polytechnic University of Milan

Marco Taisch

Polytechnic University of Milan

Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference

08917736 (ISSN)

Vol. 2015-January 1096-1107 7019968
978-1-4799-7486-3 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Environmental Management

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance






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