Product Lifecycle Management: Sustainability and knowledge management as keys in a complex system of product development

Maria.Trotta_2010_Journal of Industrial Engineering and Mangement

Product Lifecycle Management: Sustainability and knowledge management as keys in a complex system of product development

Maria Giovanna Trotta

Politecnico di Torino (ITALY)

maria.trotta@polito.it

Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management

doi:10.3926/jiem.2010.v3n2.p309-322 JIEM, 2010 – 3(2): 309-322 – Online ISSN: 2013-0953

Abstract: The PLM process is developing methodologies to support sustainable production during the whole product lifecycle. The present research makes a focus on the first phase product development (the design phase) that is significant to set future costs and environmental impacts. This research analyzes important tools that could be used by PLM to formalize knowledge for sustainable new products development in a company. It offers an overview and compares different approaches to share knowledge, to carry out innovation and to reduce CO2 emissions, materials and energy, as well as developing regulation compliance treated as a design requirement from the conceptual phase through the entire product lifecycle.

Keywords: PLM, sustainability, environmental compliance, knowledge

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