Multiple Life Cycles Product Systems: Redefining the Manufacturing Paradigm for Resource Efficient Production and Consumption
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The products and the business models developed for conventional open-loop product systems are unable to cope with the requirements for resource efficiency. This paper redefines the conventional paradigm of closed-loop product systems and outlines the novel concept of multiple lifecycle products. The newly developed conceptual framework considers the conservation of energy, material and value added with waste prevention and environment protection as integrated components of the product design and development strategy. It also presents innovative ideas regarding designing products with multiple life cycles, business model for closed-loop supply chain, empowering customers, and multi-stakeholder approach required for the transition towards resource efficient production and consumption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Germany: Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany , 2012. , 7 p.
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116470ISBN: 978-605-63463-1-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-116470DiVA: diva2:589702
10th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, (CIRP)
ProjectsSI Life Cycle Managment in Baltic Region
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201305222013-01-182013-01-182013-05-22Bibliographically approved