A Study on Specification of Information System for Product Life Cycle Management in IoT Era

  • Keijiro MasuiEmail author
  • Mitsutaka Matsumoto


A lot of sensors and big communication volume can be utilized at low cost, and monitoring status of a product and capturing historical data of a product for appropriate product life cycle will be available. In this paper, product information distribution between manufacturers considering DfR (Design for Resource) and recyclers disposing end-of-life products by using IoT technologies is investigated. In particular, authors are focusing on the information needed for life cycle management and trying to identify the specification of information sharing system to support realizing appropriate life cycle of products.


Product information DfR (Design for Resource) Recycling process Information sharing system 



This paper is based on results obtained from a project commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Manufacturing Research InstituteNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial, Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan

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