Integration of e-business strategy for multi-lifecycle production systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
Caudill, Reggie J.
Geskin, E. S.
Sodhi, R. S.
multi-lifecycle production system
enviromental performance metrics
e-supply chain network
Internet use has grown exponentially on the last few years becoming a global communication and business resource. Internet-based business, or e-Business will truly affect every sector of the economy in ways that today we can only imagine. The manufacturing sector will be at the forefront of this change. This doctoral dissertation provides a scientific framework and a set of novel decision support tools for evaluating, modeling, and optimizing the overall performance of e-Business integrated multi-lifecycle production systems. The characteristics of this framework include environmental lifecycle study, environmental performance metrics, hyper-network model of integrated e-supply chain networks, fuzzy multi-objective optimization method, discrete-event simulation approach, and scalable enterprise environmental management system design. The dissertation research reveals that integration of e-Business strategy into production systems can alter current industry practices along a pathway towards sustainability, enhancing resource productivity, improving cost efficiencies and reducing lifecycle environmental impacts.
The following research challenges and scholarly accomplishments have been addressed in this dissertation:
The new methodology and framework have the potential of being widely used in system analysis, design and implementation of e-Business enabled engineering systems.
njit-etd2001-103 (197 pages ~ 12,453 KB pdf)
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