Tools for sustainable product development: experience and requirements from the vehicle manufacturing industry in Sweden
2013 (English)In: Perspectives on managing life cycles: Proceedings on the 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, 2013, 573-576 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper presents an empirical study on the use of tools for sustainable product development at four vehicle manufacturing companies in Sweden. Different tools that are used in the studied companies are identified and listed while the obstacles and needs for an increased and successful use of those tools are discussed. The study shows that a limited number the identified tools are used in a systematic way, for instance product specific tools that monitor regulation requirements. Impact assessment tools are applied more centrally in the companies with less integration to the design process. However, interest on the available tools has increased and on the ways that such tools can assist and influence design decisions in a more efficient way.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 573-576 p.
Ecodesign tools, DfE tools, Sustainable product development
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-143508ISBN: 978-91-980973-5-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-143508DiVA: diva2:706798
LCM 2013, The 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management; Gothenburg, Sweden, 25-28 August, 2013
QC 201406262014-03-212014-03-212014-06-26Bibliographically approved