Abstract. Motivation for scrutinizing rolling process is triggered by growing evidence of anthropological causes of global climate change that are amplified by worldwide acceleration in natural resource consumption. While the key industries such as steel manufacturing systems are condition sine qua non for our progress, the rationalisation of relevant technologies is of critical importance. Hot rolling systems, which are in the heart of steel industry, are ineludible examples of unavoidable man-made enterprises crying for rationalisations. The promising avenue for decisive progress in (re)designing rolling systems is by implementing Big Data strategy for mitigating the problems in untenable production and in designing new processes. This strategy stems from recognising importance of knowledge extracted from data accumulated in industrial repositories. An internationally maintained collaboration between industry and academe is the prerequisite for application of proposed strategy in practice.
Keywords: global warming, natural resources, industrial rolling, rationalisation, big data.