Toward integrated product and process life cycle planning - An environmental perspective

Yasushi Umeda*, Shozo Takata, Fumihiko Kimura, Tetsuo Tomiyama, John W. Sutherland, Sami Kara, Christoph Herrmann, Joost R. Duflou

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    Life cycle engineering (LCE) is a key concept for promoting environmentally sustainable practices among manufacturing firms. A major hurdle in the implementation of LCE is the lack of a systematic and strategic method to design or plan an entire product life cycle. To address this issue, this keynote provides a framework for life cycle development and proposes the concept of life cycle planning. This paper aims to provide explicit and systematic methodologies for life cycle planning by reviewing this research area. Practical cases that employ life cycle planning are also illustrated. Finally, some research directions are suggested.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)681-702
    Number of pages22
    JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Design
    • Life cycle planning
    • Lifecycle

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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