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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Sustainability through Green Manufacturing Systems: An Applied Approach

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Sustainability aims to conserve energy and natural resources, and to ensure that they have minimal impact on the environment and society. It targets at fulfilling the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This course provides an overview of the Sustainability through Green Manufacturing Systems; various methodologies and its application in improving the eco-efficiency are focused. An additional objective is to provide insights on sustainable aspects of management methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing, Green Supply Chain Management, and Product Life Cycle Management. Simulation of the Manufacturing Systems is also discussed to make the students learn the modern tools that are used in the virtual environment.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students of all Engineering and Science disciplines..PREREQUISITES : The student should have completed six semesters of UG Engineering or Science program. INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Manufacturing companies: HAL, NAL, SAIL, ISRO, BHEL, L&T, BEL, BDL, TATA, DRDO, Automotive manufacturers, DELL, HP, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, UPL, etc.


Week 1:The concept of sustainability, manufacturing, operations, processes, practices Week 2: Simulation models for manufacturing, validation, verification, output analysis Week 3: Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and sustainability framework Week 4: Basic modeling for factory simulation Week 5: Green manufacturing modeling Week 6: Productivity and Sustainability Week 7: Laboratory demonstration, and renewable sources of energy Week 8: Developing a green smart factory

Taught by

Prof. Deepu Philip, Prof. Amandeep Singh

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