Sustainability optimization in manufacturing enterprises

Ibrahim H. Garbie*

*Corresponding author for this work

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28 Citations (Scopus)


Nowadays and based on the globalization in the markets, optimization in manufacturing enterprises is strongly recommended and addressed to identify the time and cost to be sustainable. Although there are several issues/aspects that must be incorporated to achieve the targeted sustainability index, optimizing these indexes still need more attention from academicians and practitioners. The main goal of this paper is to optimize the sustainability index taking into consideration time and cost criteria. To achieve this goal, sustainability models were developed based on two mathematical formulations: minimum sustainable time and minimum sustainable cost. These sustainability optimization models are taken into consideration the triple bottom line (TBL): economic; social and environmental aspects and their associated issues/aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia CIRP
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event12th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2014 - Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Duration: Sept 22 2014Sept 24 2014


Other12th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2014
CityJohor Bahru


  • Manufacturing enterprises
  • Optimization
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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