Development of CAD System for Life Cycle Scenario-Based Product Design

  • Eisuke Kunii
  • Shinichi Fukushige
  • Yasushi Umeda
Conference paper


Life Cycle Management (LCM) has established as research area to foster sustainability in all fields of action of organizations. To provide an understanding for this broad research area suitable teaching methods are required. This paper presents the concept for a business game based on the Framework for Total Life Cycle Management (TLCM). It enables participators to understand the interdependencies of four different management disciplines: product, production, after sales and end-of-life management. The educational objective is to continuously develop a holistic life cycle strategy. The game requires communication of all actors and reasonable activities towards sustainability. By that prospective managers can understand relationships and interdependencies of TLCM.


Life Cycle Scenario Product Design CAD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eisuke Kunii
    • 1
  • Shinichi Fukushige
    • 1
  • Yasushi Umeda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan

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