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Life Cycle Management: Approaches and Visions Towards Sustainable Manufacturing

: Westkämper, E.

International Institution for Production Engineering Research -CIRP-, Paris:
Life Cycle Planning, Design and Management for Eco-Products and Systems. 7th CIRP International Seminar on Life Cycle Engineering
Tokyo, 2000
International Seminar on Life Cycle Engineering <7, 2000, Tokyo>
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Produktlebenszyklus; product life cycle; sustainable industrial production; Fertigung

Thinking in terms of product life cycles is one of the challenges facing manufacturers today: efforts to increase efficiency throughout the life cycle do not only lead to an extended responsibility of the concerned parties. As a result, economically successful business areas can be explored. Whether new service concepts are required, new regulations have been passed or consumers values are changing, the differences between business areas are disappearing. "Life Cycle Management" (LCM) considers the product life cycle as a whole and optimizes the interaction of product design and life cycle activities. The goal of this approach is to protect resources and maximize the effectiveness during usage by means of Life Cycle Assessment, Product Data Management, Technical Support and last but not least by Life Cycle Costing. This paper shows the existing approaches of LCM and discusses their visions and further development.