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 companyas 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.... product, we need to consider jointly the life cycle assessment (LCA) (ISO 2006) , the life cycle costing (LCC) (Schmidt 2003) and the social life cycle ... With the past increase of crude oil prices, and the introduction of emission limits for the vehicles, the interest for less consuming and more efficient cars ... An example of a strategy to reach this target is the Efficient Dynamics strategy developed and adopted by BMW ... Indeed, when we introduce more light-materials, components Fig.
|Title||:||Life Cycle Management|
|Author||:||Guido Sonnemann, Manuele Margni|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2015-10-07|