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Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses

Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, June 11th–13th, 2007

  • Shozo Takata
  • Yasushi Umeda
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Keynote Papers

  3. Life Cycle Design

    1. Design Methodology for Life Cycle Strategy

      1. Eirini Baroulaki, Alireza Veshagh
        Pages 17-22
      2. Alexis Gehin, Peggy Zwolinski, Daniel Brissaud
        Pages 23-28
      3. Ryo Suesada, Yusuke Itamochi, Shinsuke Kondoh, Shinichi Fukushige, Yasushi Umeda
        Pages 29-34
      4. Yongming Wu, Fumihiko Kimura
        Pages 35-40
      5. Nikos I. Karacapilidis, Costas P. Pappis, Giannis T. Tsoulfas
        Pages 41-46
    2. LCD Tools

      1. Günther Seliger, Nils Weinert, Marco Zettl
        Pages 47-52
      2. Marco Recchioni, Ferruccio Mandorli, Michele Germani, Paolo Faraldi, Davide Polverini
        Pages 53-58
      3. Zhang Lei, Wang Shuwang, Liu Guangfu, Liu Zhifeng, Huang Haihong
        Pages 65-70
    3. LCD Case Studies

      1. Jahau Lewis Chen, Wang-Chih Chen
        Pages 83-87
      2. Damien Motte, Caroline Bramklev, Robert Bjärnemo
        Pages 95-100
      3. Elli Verhulst, Casper Boks, Marianne Stranger, Henri Masson
        Pages 107-112

About these proceedings


Life cycle engineering deals with technologies for shifting the industry from mass production and mass consumption paradigm to closed loop manufacturing paradigm, in which required functions are provided for customers with the minimum amount of production. This subject is discussed from the various aspects, such as life cycle design, design for environment, reduce/reuse/recycle, life cycle assessment, and sustainable business models.

Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses gathers together papers from the 14th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference. This conference is the longest running annual meeting in the field, in which papers are presented regarding developments of leading edge technologies, proposals of new concepts, and prominent industry case studies.


Closed Loop Manufacturing Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing Life Cycle Engineering Manufacturing Sustainable Development consumption life cycle design

Editors and affiliations

  • Shozo Takata
    • 1
  • Yasushi Umeda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering School of Creative Science and EngineeringWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan

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