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Design of Sustainable Product Life Cycles

  • Holistic approach to lifecycle management and life cycle design

  • Reference work for implementation methods in Research and Practice

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Introduction

    • Jörg Niemann, Serge Tichkiewitch, Engelbert Westkämper
    Pages 1-12
  3. Life cycle modelling

    • Jörg Niemann, Serge Tichkiewitch, Engelbert Westkämper
    Pages 13-54
  4. Life cycle evaluation

    • Jörg Niemann, Serge Tichkiewitch, Engelbert Westkämper
    Pages 55-81
  5. Life cycle information support

    • Jörg Niemann, Serge Tichkiewitch, Engelbert Westkämper
    Pages 83-115
  6. Customer supply networks

    • Jörg Niemann, Serge Tichkiewitch, Engelbert Westkämper
    Pages 117-135
  7. Method for the design of life cycle concepts

    • Jörg Niemann, Serge Tichkiewitch, Engelbert Westkämper
    Pages 137-204
  8. Summary

    • Jörg Niemann, Serge Tichkiewitch, Engelbert Westkämper
    Pages 205-206
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 207-209

About this book

Product life cycle design – Generating sustainable product life cycles explains the importance of a holistic long-term planning and management approach to reaching a maximum product benefit over the entire life cycle. The paradigm of thinking in product life cycles supports manufacturers in shaping successful products. The book promotes various methods and tools for life cycle management and merges them into an integrated planning approach. In this monograph Europe’s leading academic experts in the field of life cycle management have consolidated their expertise.

Readers will learn about different tools and methods for life cycle modelling and digital information support. Industrial examples show how a consistent product data management with closed-loop information cycles enables manufacturers to activate the hidden performance potentials of their products and in their production lines. In this respect Product life cycle design also illustrates the benefits of a networked production including integrated product service systems and innovative business models, and presents methods for evaluating the economic and ecological impacts of life cycle design, highlighting them with practical examples.

The book addresses professionals as well as researchers and students from the field of life cycle management. Practitioners and researchers pursuing life cycle excellence will benefit from the comprehensive coverage of methods and various examples from industry.

Keywords

  • Collaborative Engineering
  • Design
  • Engineering Design
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Life-Cycle-Management
  • Manufacturing
  • PLM
  • conceptual pre-design
  • enterprise modelling
  • life cycle design
  • product design
  • product life cycle management
  • product modelling
  • sustainable product
  • Engineering Economics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Industrielle Fertigung und Fabrikbetrieb, Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA), 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

    Jörg Niemann, Engelbert Westkämper

  • G-SCOP INPG, Domaine Universitaire, BP 53, France

    Serge Tichkiewitch

About the editors

Prof. Westkämper studied from 1967 to 1973 mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen. 1977 he doctorate at the RWTH Aachen "with distinction" as Dr.-Ing.

In the years 1977 to 1988, he held senior positions at MBB and AEG.

From 1988 to 1995 Westkämper was director of the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Technology at the University of Braunschweig. Since 1995 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof.E.h. Dr.-Ing.E.h.Dr.h.c. mult. Engelbert Westkämper is holder of the Chair and Director of the Institute for Industrial Manufacturing and Management of the University of Stuttgart (IFF), and one of the two directors of the Stuttgart Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA).

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-79083-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)