Studies 2022

Digital Infrastructure for Sustainable Production

Study Results /

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Challenge and Motivation

  • Minimizing the resource consumption and reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing systems has become increasingly more important.
  • Digital Infrastructures have an enormous impact on how production can be realized.
  • It is important to understand how different realizations of digital infrastructures can influence the effectiveness and efficiency of production


  • Providing an overview of aspects and mechanisms of digital infrastructures to promote sustainability in production
  • Development of a ranking tool for a companie’s sustainability level


  • Analysis of different components and architectures for digital infrastructures in the contexts of sustainability
  • Derivation of recommendations and examples for future actions