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    Author: Swart, William
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: December-2011
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    Green manufacturing systems are lean. "Lean manufacturing" describes the process of getting rid of waste that results in overproduction, delays, inventory, over-processing and error, and leads to a more continuous production flow based almost entirely on customer pull (an accurate forecast of future demand). A key component of a lean manufacturing system is an aggregate planning system.

    This module provides a hands-on, user oriented explanation of how to develop an aggregate planning system that will minimize your total costs of meeting forecasted demand by determining how much and when to produce (regular and overtime), when to build and draw down inventories, and when and how much to procure from external vendors. The presentation shows the development of the optimization model AS WELL as the generic input data set up in spreadsheet form and the interpretation and analysis of the generic optimization output.

    The appendix of the module shows step by step how someone with limited optimization and computer spreadsheet knowledge can obtain the optimal aggregate plan using Excel's Solver add-in and using Microsoft Excel, develop a working aggregate planning system.

    Keywords: forecasting , green engineering , green product management , production planning , supply chain management

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    Author: Swart, William
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: December-2011
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    An accurate forecast of future demand is an absolute requirement for planning production without creating wasteful overages or shortages and hence constitutes a cornerstone of successful green engineering.

    This module introduces multiple regression from a userÕs perspective and shows step by step how you can create a statistically robust forecasting formula based on variables that you believe play a role in determining the demand for your product.

    The appendix of the module shows step by step how someone with limited statistical and computer spreadsheet knowledge can use Microsoft Excel to create a working forecasting system.

    Keywords: forecasting , green engineering , green product management , production planning , supply chain management

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    Author: Ranky, Paul
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: Feb-2010
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities):
    1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    In terms of green engineering design and manufacturing sustainability we consider the following:

    1. An eco-friendly state, or process that can be maintained over time, for a very long time.

    2. The ability of an ecosystem to maintain ecological advanced design and manufacturing processes and functions, biological diversity, and productivity over time.

    3. Green sustainability encompasses the concept of meeting present design and manufacturing needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. In other words, the characteristic of green, sustainable advanced manufacturing is being able to coexist with another system indefinitely, without either system being damaged.

    4. Balance is what we should all aim at all levels... because it is good for life, and even pays off. If we keep balance at all levels, meaning from the Earth's perspective down to the smallest process steps in a factory, like the way we recycle used batteries to avoid toxifying the soil so that we can then grow new wealth, then we are on the right track...

    The sustainable green advanced design and manufacturing concept also emphasizes that the creation of wealth within the community; considers the well-being of both the human as well as natural environments; and is focused on the more complex processes of development rather than on simple growth or accumulation only. This course takes the perspective that real value added growth happens when many aspects of human desire, drive and behavior, cultural / societal integrity, knowledge, science, as well as the necessary finances are all in place for a common goal.

    Keywords: smart grid, carbon footprint , global warming , green engineering , sustainability

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    Author:Ranky, Paul
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: Feb-2010
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this tutorial is to explain the importance of the subject area of sustainable green engineering. We present an overview of some of the challenges and some of the solutions we have for sustainable lean and green engineering in product, process, and service systems in various industries. We will provide examples of products, processes, and service systems in manufacturing, design, electronic, automotive, and construction. We will discuss the fundamentals of alternative energy sources and the carbon footprint in a variety of different industries with examples from all around the world. We also will define the basic terms of green engineering and sustainability.

    We will introduce the basic rules on how to design and produce for green. You will gain an understanding of the core challenges we are facing in terms of sustainability, global warming, the carbon footprint, and toxic products. We will examine the complexity of sustainable green engineering while recognizing that it's a complicated and complex system mainly because we don’t really understand the mechanisms that drive it.

    In Part 2 we focus in particular on waste reduction. This includes becoming leaner on an international basis by performing environmental engineering and industrial ecology, and by understanding how the Internet can help our greening efforts. We also review the concept of green telecom and green data centers, and others that can help to green the entire world.

    Keywords: smart grid, carbon footprint , global warming , green engineering , sustainability

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    Author: Ranky, Paul
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: December-2011
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    The entire world is seeking more energy, including energy generated by wind power. In this tutorial the basic components of a wind turbine are illustrated and explained. The authors discuss the challenges of wind energy economics and conventional versus alternative energy sources. They illustrate how wind power physics and related mathematics guide the design and the manufacturing processes of wind turbines and review how to calculate the maximum efficiency of wind energy conversion.

    Keywords: green engineering , wind energy , wind energy conversion , wind energy production , wind power , wind power manufacturing , wind power physics , wind power production , wind turbine , wind turbine design

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    Author: Ranky, Paul
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: Nov-2010
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    During this analytical green engineering methods series we are going to review green engineering system and process modeling, system analysis and design following sustainable lean six sigma principles. These principles are well established in quality circles and they apply in a very positive way to our sustainable green engineering effort.

    This tutorial offers and explains customizable and downloadable graphic templates that you can use--and modify--for process modeling, system modeling and system designing green engineering processes and systems. The tutorial focuses on the actual use of the templates and provides some examples.

    The purpose of this tutorial is to enable you to model complex green engineering systems, process inputs, outputs, resources and controls. You will see critical compliance aspects of products, processes and service systems by using customizable templates. The customizable templates provide you a set of architecture, format, syntax, some semantics, and a good head start when modeling. It provides guidance, some structure, as well as time saving since you are given templates and do not have to start from scratch.

    Keywords: alternative energy , carbon footprint , green engineering , sustainability

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    Author: Ranky, Paul
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: Nov-2010
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    During this analytical green engineering methods series we are going to review green engineering system and process modeling and system analysis and design following sustainable lean six sigma principles. These principles are well established in quality circles and they apply in a very positive way to our sustainable green engineering effort.

    This tutorial is going to focus on the data dictionary and the process descriptions, and various methodologies that give us a formal framework for doing this professionally.

    It is important to realize that at a minimum, system analysis as well as system design models in sustainable green engineering typically consists of the model diagrams. In this integrated tutorial, these methods are illustrated with examples. Model diagrams are often going to follow a typical waterfall development method and sometimes more parallel development, or simultaneous concurrent methods. In engineering this is called product lifecycle management (PLM). Of course, for us, this is green PLM, meaning we are looking at sustainable solutions.

    Keywords: alternative energy , carbon footprint , green engineering , sustainability

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    Author: Swart, William
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: December-2011
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    An accurate forecast of future demand is an absolute requirement for planning production without creating wasteful overages or shortages and hence constitutes a cornerstone of successful green engineering.

    This module provides a hands on introduction to WinterÕs model for time series forecasting from a userÕs perspective. It shows you step by step how to create a forecast based only on historical demand data. WinterÕs model involves quantifying and separating the trend and seasonality effects from historical data and projecting them into the future in order to make a forecast.

    One of the greatest issues with using WinterÕs model is the selection of values for the three smoothing constants. This module shows in a straight forward fashion how the selection values for the smoothing constants is the solution to an optimization problem.

    The appendix of the module shows step by step how someone with limited statistical and computer spreadsheet knowledge can obtain the optimal values of the smoothing constants using ExcelÕs Solver add-in, and using Microsoft Excel, develop a working forecasting system.

    Keywords: forecasting , green engineering , green product management , production planning , supply chain management

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    Author: Ranky, Paul and Ho, John
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: December-2011
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    The entire world is seeking more energy, including energy generated by wind power. In this tutorial the authors analyze how wind power physics and related mathematics guide the design and manufacturing processes of windmill and wind turbines. They discuss how the electrical aspects and some generator design principles affect these processes and, specifically, their impact upon the design and manufacture of specific parts-hub, rotor, blade, gear box, shaft, and main frame.

    Keywords: green engineering , wind energy , wind energy conversion , wind energy production , wind power , wind power manufacturing , wind power physics , wind power production , wind turbine , wind turbine design

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    Author: Ranky, Paul
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: Nov-2010
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    During this analytical green engineering methods series we are going to review green engineering system and process modeling, system analysis and design following sustainable lean six sigma principles. These principles are well established in quality circles and they apply in a very positive way to our sustainable green engineering effort.

    This tutorial is the introduction to sustainable green engineering system analysis and design. It provides an overview of concepts, ideas and methods that can be implemented to green our operations, our factories, and our systems.

    Keywords: alternative energy , carbon footprint , green engineering , sustainability

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    Author: Ranky, Paul
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: Nov-2010
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    During this analytical green engineering methods series we are going to review green engineering system and process modeling, system analysis and design following sustainable lean six sigma principles. These principles are well established in quality circles and they apply in a very positive way to our sustainable green engineering effort.

    This tutorial focuses on process modeling use cases and more green engineering challenges and solutions. It begins by reviewing the key sustainable green process modeling use case challenges, and provides some solutions. The fundamental reason why we must deal with sustainable green process modeling is that we would like to iron out waste, perform plant wide optimization to iron out all the waste that we have in our organizations, in our systems, in our factories, in our plants. Ultimately, our goal is to have sustainable, cleaner, safer and more energy efficient machine design production.

    Keywords: alternative energy , carbon footprint , green engineering , sustainability

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    Author: Ranky, Paul
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: Nov-2010
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    During this analytical green engineering methods series we are going to review green engineering system and process modeling, system analysis and design following sustainable lean six sigma principles. These principles are well established in quality circles and they apply in a very positive way to our sustainable green engineering effort.

    The goal of this tutorial is to offer an introduction overview of sustainable green engineering related systems and process modeling methods, explain the reasons why we have to follow process modeling methods and standards, and illustrate the importance of this subject area with real world and research examples and challenges too.

    Keywords: alternative energy , carbon footprint , green engineering , sustainability

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    Author: Ranky, Paul and Ho, John
    Sponsored by: IEEE Educational Activities Department
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: December-2011
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    The entire world is seeking more energy, including energy generated by wind power. In this tutorial the basic components of a wind turbine are illustrated and explained. The integration of CAD with computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and numerically- controlled machining coupled with computer coordinated measuring machine inspection has led to great advances in manufacturing parts for wind turbines. We will also consider some very new developments in the design and manufacture of wind turbines; for example; wind turbines that donÕt have any gear boxes.

    Keywords: green engineering , wind energy , wind energy conversion , wind energy production , wind power , wind power manufacturing , wind power physics , wind power production , wind turbine , wind turbine design