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Comprehensive Manufacturing Assessment Tool (CMAT)​

Supply Chain & Market Analysis

Model Description

 Purpose of the model: The Comprehensive Manufacturing Assessment Tool (CMAT) software provides the user with a fully customizable decision support framework that analyzes the optimal supply chain configurations for a given industrial electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and refurbishment process. The software optimizes the logistics operations, helps to identify the best recycling process configuration, and generates valuable insights regarding the economic performance of different categories of e-waste. The ultimate purpose of the model is to provide insights on questions pertinent to the e-waste recycling industry including how to increase efficiency and reduce — costs, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The software consists of the following three modules:

1. Transportation Model—optimizes transportation routes for e-waste pick-up given vehicle information and collection locations.
2. Process Model—evaluates recycling process performance by simulating outputs, utilizations, and relevant costs of different workstations and machines.
3. Economic Model—provides overall economic analysis of a given e-waste recycling operation based on prices and operating costs.

To learn more regarding the methodology, the readers are referred to this document.

Following is the list of prerequisites to run the Python source codes:

python >= 3.8

The GUI version of this library comes as an executable (exe) file that has been compiled directly from the source codes. This is a Windows-compatible standalone application and does not require any prerequisites or installations.

 License type: This software program has been licensed under General Public License 3.0. To learn more on the terms and conditions for use, reproduction, and distribution, please read the LICENSE.txt file available here.

Please download the user manual from here.

This work is supported by the Critical Materials Institute, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office under Grant AL-12-350-001.

This computer software was prepared by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, hereinafter the Contractor, under Contract No. AC07-05ID14517 with the United States (U. S.) Department of Energy (DOE).  The Government is granted for itself and others acting on its behalf a nonexclusive, paid-up, irrevocable worldwide license in this data to reproduce, prepare derivative works, and perform publicly and display publicly, by or on behalf of the Government. There is a provision for the possible extension of the term of this license.  Subsequent to that period or any extension granted, the Government is granted for itself and others acting on its behalf a nonexclusive, paid-up, irrevocable worldwide license in this data to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies to the public, perform publicly and display publicly, and to permit others to do so.  The specific term of the license can be identified by inquiry made to Contractor or DOE.  Neither the United States nor the United States Department of Energy, nor contractor makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility for the use, accuracy, completeness, or usefulness or any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

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