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Abdullah Asif, Farazee MohammadORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6590-7514
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Abdullah Asif, F. M., Roci, M., Lieder, M., Rashid, A., Štimulak, M., Halvordsson, E. & De Bruijckere, R. (2018). A practical ICT framework for transition to circular manufacturing systems. In: Procedia CIRP: . Paper presented at 51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018, 16 May 2018 through 18 May 2018 (pp. 598-602). Elsevier
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2018 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, Elsevier, 2018, p. 598-602Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The transition towards a circular economy has become important. Manufacturing industry being a major stakeholder in this transition has started exploring the potential of this transition and challenges in implementation. Ambitious companies such as Gorenje d.d. has taken the circular economy transition seriously and aims to become a pioneer in implementing circular manufacturing systems. One vital step in this transition is the business model shift from the linear (sales model) to a circular model such as 'product as a service'. This brings new challenges to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that have never been experienced in their conventional businesses. One of the challenges is to establish an information communication and technology (ICT) infrastructure that enables information management and sharing as well as establishes a real-time communication between relevant stakeholders. Outlining such an ICT infrastructure is the objective of this paper.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Business models, Circular economy, Circular manufactuirng systems, ICT, Information management, Business modeling, ICT infrastructures, Information communication and technology, Manufacturing industries, Original equipment manufacturers, Real-time communication, Manufacture
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-236411 (URN)10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.311 (DOI)2-s2.0-85049582325 (Scopus ID)
Conference
51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018, 16 May 2018 through 18 May 2018
Note

QC 20181026

Available from: 2018-10-26 Created: 2018-10-26 Last updated: 2018-10-26Bibliographically approved
Lieder, M., de Bruijckere, R., Abdullah Asif, F. M., Löfstrand, M. & Rashid, A. (2016). An IT-platform prototype as enabler for service-based business models in manufacturing industry. In: : . Paper presented at 7th Swedish Production Symposium, Lund, Sweden. Teknikföretagen
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Teknikföretagen, 2016
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-196795 (URN)
Conference
7th Swedish Production Symposium, Lund, Sweden
Note

QC 20170110

Available from: 2016-11-22 Created: 2016-11-22 Last updated: 2017-01-10Bibliographically approved
Abdullah Asif, F. M., Lieder, M. & Rashid, A. (2016). Multi-method simulation based tool to evaluate economic and environmental performance of circular product systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 139, 1261-1281
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 139, p. 1261-1281Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The transition from linear to circular product systems is a big step for any organization. This may require an organization to change the way it does business, designs product and manages supply chain. As these three areas are interdependent, bringing change in one area will influence the others, for instance, changing the business model from conventional sales to leasing will demand changes in both product design and the supply chain. At the same time, it is essential for an organization to anticipate the economic and environmental impact of all changes before it may decide to implement the circular product systems. However, there is no tool available today that can assess economic and environmental performance of circular product systems. The purpose of this research is to develop a multi-method simulation based tool that can help to evaluate economic and environmental performance of circular product systems. Method: The conceptual models that are used to develop the tool have been formulated based on review of the state-of-the-art research. System Dynamics (SD) and Agent Based (AB) principles have been used to create the simulation model which has been implemented in Anylogic software platform. Originality: This research presents the first multi-method simulation based tool that can evaluate economic and environmental performance of circular product systems. Findings: Multi-method simulation technique is useful in designing dynamic simulation model that takes into consideration mutual interactions among critical factors of business model, product design and supply chain. It also allows predicting system's behaviour and its influence on the economic and environmental performance of circular product systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-198948 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.08.122 (DOI)000386991600115 ()2-s2.0-84995646374 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20170113

Available from: 2017-01-13 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Abdullah Asif, F. M., Rashid, A., Bianchi, C. & Nicolescu, C. M. (2015). System dynamics models for decision making in product multiple lifecycles. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 101, 20-33
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2015 (English)In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling, ISSN 0921-3449, E-ISSN 1879-0658, Vol. 101, p. 20-33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main drivers for adopting product multiple lifecycles are to gain ecological and economic advantages. However, in most of the cases it is not straight forward to estimate the potential ecological and economic gain that may result from adopting product multiple lifecycles. Even though many researchers have concluded that product multiple lifecycles result in gain, there are examples which indicate that the gain is often marginal or even none in many cases. The purpose of this research is to develop system dynamics models that can assist decision makers in assessing and analysing the potential gain of product multiple lifecycles considering the dynamics of material scarcity. The foundation of the research presented in this paper is laid based on literature review. System dynamics principles have been used for modelling and simulations have been done on Stella iThink platform. The data used in the models have been extracted from different reports published by World Steel Association and U.S. Geological Survey. Some of the data have been assumed based on expert estimation. The data on iron ore reserves, iron and steel productions and consumptions have been used in the models. This research presents the first system dynamics model for decision making in product multiple lifecycles which takes into consideration the dynamics of material scarcity. Physical unavailability and price of material are the two main factors that would drive product multiple lifecycles approach and more sustainable decisions can be made if it is done by taking holistic system approach over longer time horizon. For an enterprise it is perhaps not attractive to conserve a particular type of material through product multiple lifecycles approach which is naturally abundant but extremely important if the material becomes critical. An enterprise could through engineering, proper business model and marketing may increase the share of multiple lifecycle products which eventually would help the enterprise to reduce its dependency on critical materials.

Keywords
Material criticality, Multiple-lifecycle, Resource conservation, Resource scarcity, Resources policy, System dynamic
National Category
Environmental Sciences Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-170238 (URN)10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.05.002 (DOI)000358970100003 ()2-s2.0-84930644712 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 603843
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QC 20150630

Available from: 2015-06-30 Created: 2015-06-29 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Abdullah Asif, F. M. (2014). Information requirements and management for service based business models. In: Swedish Production Symposium: . Paper presented at The sixth Swedish Production Symposium September 16-18 2014, Göteborg.
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2014 (English)In: Swedish Production Symposium, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Anticipated scarcity of natural resources and concern for the sustainable development forcing manufacturing industries to emphasise on conservation of resources on one hand. On the other hand high competition in the manufacturing industry is forcing companies to look for innovative value propositions. Service based business models are emerging business solutions that fulfil the functional needs of customers. Such business approach demands extensive and sophisticated information collection, sharing and management systems. However, there are evidences of knowledge gap when it comes to defining information requirements, information management and sharing systems needed to adopt such business models. The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of research done in the area of service based business models in terms of information management and communication systems. The paper also includes result of two case studies done in two different manufacturing companies with the purposes to understand information requirements to adopt service based business models.

Keywords
Resource conservative manufacturing, service based business models, product service systems, information requirements, information management
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-152348 (URN)
Conference
The sixth Swedish Production Symposium September 16-18 2014, Göteborg
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QC 20150128

Available from: 2014-09-25 Created: 2014-09-25 Last updated: 2015-01-28Bibliographically approved
Rashid, A., Asif, F. M. A., Krajnik, P. & Nicolescu, C. M. (2013). Resource Conservative Manufacturing: an essential change in business and technology paradigm for sustainable manufacturing. Journal of Cleaner Production, 57, 166-177
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 57, p. 166-177Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For sustainability of our future societies we need sustainable manufacturing strategies with resource and environment conservation as their integral part. In this perspective closed-loop supply chains are considered as the most feasible solution. However, their implementation within the paradigm of prevailing open-loop product systems seems extremely complicated and practically infeasible. This paper argues for a radical shift in thinking on the closed-loop systems and presents the novel concept of Resource Conservative Manufacturing (ResCoM). The ResCoM concept considers the conservation of energy, material and value added with waste prevention and environment protection as integrated components of the product design and development strategy. It also presents the innovative idea of products with multiple lifecycles where several lifecycles of predefined duration are determined already at the product design stage thus demanding for new design strategies and methodologies. To succeed with this concept ResCoM advocates for new approach to supply chain design and business models as well, where the customers are integral part of manufacturing enterprises and the product design is effectively connected with the supply chain design. This work concludes that the products, supply chains and the business models developed for open-loop product systems are unable to cope with the dynamics of closed-loop systems. The uncertainties associated with product returns are inherent to the conventional concept of lifecycle and closed-loop systems. The ResCoM concept has much better capability in dealing with these uncertainties while developing sustainable closed-loop systems. The presented work outlines and discusses the conceptual framework of ResCoM. A comprehensive work on the strategic and tactical issues in the implementation of the ResCoM concept will follow.

Keywords
Sustainable manufacturing, Closed-loop supply chains, Remanufacturing, Multiple lifecycle, Resource conservation
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133970 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.06.012 (DOI)000324661400017 ()2-s2.0-84883451568 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20131115

Available from: 2013-11-15 Created: 2013-11-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Rashid, A., A Asif, F. M., Krajnik, P. & Nicolescu, M. (2012). Multiple Life Cycles Product Systems: Redefining the Manufacturing Paradigm for Resource Efficient Production and Consumption. In: : . Paper presented at 10th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, (CIRP). Germany: Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The products and the business models developed for conventional open-loop product systems are unable to cope with the requirements for resource efficiency. This paper redefines the conventional paradigm of closed-loop product systems and outlines the novel concept of multiple lifecycle products. The newly developed conceptual framework considers the conservation of energy, material and value added with waste prevention and environment protection as integrated components of the product design and development strategy. It also presents innovative ideas regarding designing products with multiple life cycles, business model for closed-loop supply chain, empowering customers, and multi-stakeholder approach required for the transition towards resource efficient production and consumption.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Germany: Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany, 2012. p. 7
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
SRA - Production
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116470 (URN)978-605-63463-1-6 (ISBN)
Conference
10th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, (CIRP)
Projects
SI Life Cycle Managment in Baltic Region
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Note

QC 20130522

Available from: 2013-01-18 Created: 2013-01-18 Last updated: 2013-05-22Bibliographically approved
A Asif, F. M., Rashid, A., Bianchi, C. & Nicolescu, M. (2012). Performance analysis of the closed loop supply chain. Journal of Remanufacturing, 2(4)
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Remanufacturing, ISSN 2210-4690, Vol. 2, no 4Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The question of resource scarcity and emerging pressure of environmental legislations has brought a new challenge for the manufacturing industry. On the one hand, there is a huge population that demands a large quantity of commodities; on the other hand, these demands have to be met by minimum resources and pollution. Resource conservative manufacturing (ResCoM) is a proposed holistic concept to manage these challenges. The successful implementation of this concept requires cross functional collaboration among relevant fields, and among them, closed loop supply chain is an essential domain. The paper aims to highlight some misconceptions concerning the closed loop supply chain, to discuss different challenges, and in addition, to show how the proposed concept deals with those challenges through analysis of key performance indicators (KPI).

Methods

The work presented in this paper is mainly based on the literature review. The analysis of performance of the closed loop supply chain is done using system dynamics, and the Stella software has been used to do the simulation. Findings The results of the simulation depict that in ResCoM; the performance of the closed loop supply chain is much enhanced in terms of supply, demand, and other uncertainties involved. The results may particularly be interesting for industries involved in remanufacturing, researchers in the field of closed loop supply chain, and other relevant areas. Originality The paper presented a novel research concept called ResCoM which is supported by system dynamics models of the closed loop supply chain to demonstrate the behavior of KPI in the closed loop supply chain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Germany: , 2012
Keywords
Closed loop supply chain, Key performance indicator, Logistics, Operations management, Production management, Performance measurement, Resource conservative manufacturing, Production management, Performance measurement, Resource conservative manufacturing, Production management, Performance measurement, Resource conservative manufacturing, Supply chain management, System dynamics, Remanufacturing
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
SRA - Production
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116407 (URN)10.1186/2210-4690-2-4 (DOI)2-s2.0-85018218396 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Swedish Institute project: Lifecycle Management and Sustainability in the Baltic Region.
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Note

QC 20130211

Available from: 2013-01-18 Created: 2013-01-18 Last updated: 2018-09-19Bibliographically approved
Adane, T. F., Nafisi, M., Asif, F. M. A., Semere, D. T. & Nicolescu, M. (2012). System dynamics analysis of energy usage: Case studies in automotive manufacturing. In: SPS12 conference proceedings: . Paper presented at Swedish Production Symposium, SPS12, 6th – 8th of November 2012, Linköping, Sweden (pp. 1-9).
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2012 (English)In: SPS12 conference proceedings, 2012, p. 1-9Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Our life is strongly linked with the usage of natural resources. Energy is a necessity in everyday life and is often generated using non-renewable natural resources which are finite. Energy consumption in manufacturing industry is increasing and the way it is consumed is not sustainable. There is great concern about minimizing consumption of energy in manufacturing industry to sustain the natural carrying capacity of the ecosystem. This is one of the challenges in today’s industrial world.In this paper two case studies have been carried out in crankshaft machining and cylinder head casting processes. The outcome of this research enables the company to identify potential avenues to optimize energy usage and offers a decision support tool.

Keywords
System dynamics, sustainable manufacturing, energy efficient manufacturing, energy consumption, crank shaft, cylinder head
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
SRA - Production
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116477 (URN)
Conference
Swedish Production Symposium, SPS12, 6th – 8th of November 2012, Linköping, Sweden
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Note

QC 20130125

Available from: 2013-01-25 Created: 2013-01-18 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved
Abdullah Asif, F. M. (2011). Resource Conservative Manufacturing: New Generation of Manufacturing. (Licentiate dissertation). Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2011 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The question of resource scarcity and emerging pressure of environmentallegislations have put the manufacturing industry with a new challenge. On theone side, there is a huge population that demands a large quantity ofcommodities, on the other side, these demands have to be met by minimumresources and with permissible pollution that the earth’s ecosystem can handle.In this situation, technologic breakthrough that can offer alternative resourceshas become essential. Unfortunately, breakthroughs do not follow any rule ofthumb and while waiting for a miracle, the manufacturing industry has to findways to conserve resources. Within this research the anatomy of a large body ofknowledge has been performed to find the best available practices for resourceconservation. Critical review of the research revealed that none of the availablesolutions are compatible with the level of resource conservation desired by themanufacturing industry or by society. It has also been discovered that a largegap exists between the solutions perceived by the scientists and theapplicability of those solutions. Through careful evaluation of the state-of-theart,the research presented in this thesis introduced a solution of maximizingresource conservation i.e., material, energy and value added, as used inmanufacturing. The solutions emerged from the novel concept named asResource Conservative Manufacturing, which is built upon the concept ofMultiple Lifecycle of product. Unlike other research work, the researchdocumented in this thesis started with the identification of the problem andfrom which a ‘wish to do’ list was drawn. The seriousness of the problem andpotential of adopting the proposed concept has been justified with concreteinformation. A great number of arguments have been presented to show theexisting gaps in the research and from that, a set of solutions to conserveresources has been proposed. Finally, one of the prime hypotheses concerningclosed loop supply chain has been validated through the system dynamicsmodeling and simulation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2011. p. 148
Series
Trita-IIP, ISSN 1650-1888 ; 11-08
Keywords
Resource Conservative Manufacturing, Multiple Lifecycle, System Dynamics
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40468 (URN)978-91-7501-112-7 (ISBN)
Presentation
2011-09-23, Brinellsalen M311, Brinellvägen 68, KTH, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Note
QC 20111004Available from: 2011-10-04 Created: 2011-09-15 Last updated: 2012-06-19Bibliographically approved
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