Life cycle simulation system for life cycle process planning

Shozo Takata*, T. Kimura

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    To realize closed loop manufacturing, it is essential to design product life cycles and to plan life cycle processes properly. Life cycle simulation has been recognized as an effective tool in this direction. In this paper, we present a life cycle simulation system developed as a general tool for life design and management. The system includes functions for modelling and controlling each life cycle process in a flexible manner. The system maintains usage history of products and parts independently taking the reuse of parts into account. Examples of the simulation are shown for both a rapid life cycle scenario and for a part sharing scenario over the product generations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)37-40
    Number of pages4
    JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    • Life cycle
    • Reuse
    • Simulation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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