Advanced Technologies for Large-Scale Plant Factories-Integration of Industrial and Systems Engineering Approach in Controlled Environment Crop Production

Chieri Kubota, Chao Meng, Sara Masoud, Young Jun Son, Russell Tronstad

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Abstract

Industrial and systems engineering has been widely applied to analyze and optimize complex processes in various industries taking a highly computational approach. Plant factory-based production systems can utilize the same approach to effectively increase efficiency and reduce the cost of crop production under controlled environment. This chapter introduces our transdisciplinary work of integrating controlled environment crop production technologies, industrial and systems engineering, and agricultural economics using plant propagation nursery industries and their supply chain as a model case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Factory Using Artificial Light
Subtitle of host publicationAdapting to Environmental Disruption and Clues to Agricultural Innovation
PublisherElsevier
Pages353-362
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128139745
ISBN (Print)9780128139738
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 2018

Keywords

  • Automation
  • Decision support
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Efficiency
  • Labor
  • Nursery
  • Optimization
  • Productivity
  • Resource allocation
  • Simulation
  • Vegetable grafting
  • Worker management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Kubota, C., Meng, C., Masoud, S., Son, Y. J., & Tronstad, R. (2018). Advanced Technologies for Large-Scale Plant Factories-Integration of Industrial and Systems Engineering Approach in Controlled Environment Crop Production. In Plant Factory Using Artificial Light: Adapting to Environmental Disruption and Clues to Agricultural Innovation (pp. 353-362). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813973-8.00033-6