Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, June 11th–13th, 2007 / edited by Shozo Takata, Yasushi Umeda.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London, 2007Description: XIV, 480 p. 442 illus. With CD-ROM. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846289354Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | Machinery | Business logistics | Engineering | Manufacturing, Machines, Tools | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Production/LogisticsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 670 LOC classification: TJ241Online resources: Click here to access online
Keynote Papers -- Life Cycle Design -- Sustainable Manufacturing -- Life Cycle Management.
Life cycle engineering deals with technologies for shifting the industry from mass production and mass consumption paradigm to closed loop manufacturing paradigm, in which required functions are provided for customers with the minimum amount of production. This subject is discussed from the various aspects, such as life cycle design, design for environment, reduce/reuse/recycle, life cycle assessment, and sustainable business models. Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses gathers together papers from the 14th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference. This conference is the longest running annual meeting in the field, in which papers are presented regarding developments of leading edge technologies, proposals of new concepts, and prominent industry case studies.