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Life Cycle Management

Editors: Sonnemann, Guido, Margni, Manuele (Eds.)

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  • Illustrates how Life Cycle Management is or can be integrated into business practice, thereby creating sustainability within organizations
  • Provides thorough insight into Life Cycle Management, its origin, evolution and state of practice, including progress made and current challenges
  • Sketches the operationalization of Life Cycle Management in organizations and its linkage to business value creation
  • Contributors from both research and practice domains offer the reader a qualified and comprehensive understanding of this dynamic and increasingly relevant field of business practice
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About this book

This book provides insight into the Life Cycle Management (LCM) concept and the progress in its implementation. LCM is a management concept applied in industrial and service sectors to improve products and services, while enhancing the overall sustainability performance of business and its value chains. In this regard, LCM is an opportunity to differentiate through sustainability performance on the market place, working with all departments of a company such as research and development, procurement and marketing, and to enhance the collaboration with stakeholders along a company’s value chain. LCM is used beyond short-term business success and aims at long-term achievements by minimizing environmental and socio-economic burden, while maximizing economic and social value.

About the authors

Manuele Margni is associate professor at the Mathematical and Industrial Engineering department at Polytechnique Montréal. He is co-chair holder of the International Life Cycle Chair, a research unit of CIRAIG. His research activities aim to develop life cycle based tools to support sustainable production and consumption with a focus on the assessment of life cycle impacts, risks and benefits related to existing and new product systems. He co-developed USETox (, a model based on scientific consensus for characterizing human and ecotoxicological impacts of chemical emissions, the life cycle impact assessment methodology IMPACT 2002+ and its update IMPACT World+. He’s teaching environmental modeling of toxic emissions, life cycle assessment and sustainable manufacturing classes. Parallel to his research activities Manuele gained a considerable experience working together with industry co-founding two companies: Ecointesys and Quanis, this latter being a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Inst

itute of Technology, where he still retain a key advisory role.



“The book succeeds in achieving all the stated goals, and I recommend it to a vast audience of scientists and professionals. Indeed, it is very valuable for the scientific community. It provides the state-of-the-art reference supported by a comprehensive bibliography and adopts a rigorous scientific approach. Moreover, it is also of strong interest for practitioners and professionals, in both private and public organizations, with many examples of practical applications.” (Paolo Masoni, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Vol. 21, 2016)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Introduction: Life Cycle Management

    Pages 3-6

    Rebitzer, Gerald

  • Life Cycle Management: Implementing Sustainability in Business Practice

    Pages 7-21

    Sonnemann, Guido (et al.)

  • Life Cycle Management as a Way to Operationalize Sustainability Within Organizations

    Pages 23-33

    Harbi, Sarra (et al.)

  • How to Implement Life Cycle Management in Business?

    Pages 35-50

    Gemechu, Eskinder Demisse (et al.)

  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment: A Tool for Exercising Due Diligence in Life Cycle Management

    Pages 51-63

    Mazijn, Bernard (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

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Book Title
Life Cycle Management
  • Guido Sonnemann
  • Manuele Margni
Series Title
LCA Compendium – The Complete World of Life Cycle Assessment
Springer Netherlands
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XVII, 353
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour

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