Design of Sustainable Product Life Cycles

Editors: Niemann, Jörg, Tichkiewitch, Serge, Westkämper, Engelbert (Eds.)

  • Holistic approach to lifecycle management and lifecycle design
  • Reference work for implementation methods in research and practice
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Product life cycle design – Generating sustainable product life cycles explains the importance of a holistic long-term planning and management approach to reaching a maximum product benefit over the entire life cycle. The paradigm of thinking in product life cycles supports manufacturers in shaping successful products. The book promotes various methods and tools for life cycle management and merges them into an integrated planning approach. In this monograph Europe’s leading academic experts in the field of life cycle management have consolidated their expertise.

Readers will learn about different tools and methods for life cycle modelling and digital information support. Industrial examples show how a consistent product data management with closed-loop information cycles enables manufacturers to activate the hidden performance potentials of their products and in their production lines. In this respect Product life cycle design also illustrates the benefits of a networked production including integrated product service systems and innovative business models, and presents methods for evaluating the economic and ecological impacts of life cycle design, highlighting them with practical examples.

The book addresses professionals as well as researchers and students from the field of life cycle management. Practitioners and researchers pursuing life cycle excellence will benefit from the comprehensive coverage of methods and various examples from industry.

About the authors

Prof. Westkämper studied from 1967 to 1973 mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen. 1977 he doctorate at the RWTH Aachen "with distinction" as Dr.-Ing.

In the years 1977 to 1988, he held senior positions at MBB and AEG.

From 1988 to 1995 Westkämper was director of the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Technology at the University of Braunschweig. Since 1995 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof.E.h. Dr.-Ing.E.h.Dr.h.c. mult. Engelbert Westkämper is holder of the Chair and Director of the Institute for Industrial Manufacturing and Management of the University of Stuttgart (IFF), and one of the two directors of the Stuttgart Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design of Sustainable Product Life Cycles
Editors
  • Jörg Niemann
  • Serge Tichkiewitch
  • Engelbert Westkämper
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-79083-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-79083-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-79081-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09794-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 209
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