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Title: The sustainable co-design of products and production systems
Authors: Lumsakul, Pasuree
Sheldrick, Leila
Rahimifard, Shahin
Keywords: Integrated co-design processes
Sustainable design
Resource-Efficient manufacturing
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Citation: LUMSAKUL, P., SHELDRICK, L. and RAHIMIFARD, S., 2018. The sustainable co-design of products and production systems. Procedia Manufacturing, 21, pp. 854–861.
Abstract: The challenges in designing products and production systems are becoming increasingly complex due to more changeable customer demands, frequent product updates, and the requirements for resource efficiency. Established design processes are often unable to readily accommodate these rapid changes. In addition, incremental benefits are often achieved through existing sustainable design approaches due to inability to fully assess the impacts of product design improvements and their associated implications within production facilities. This highlights the need for more integrated design processes that enable seamless co-development of products and production systems. This paper examines the current interrelation and interaction of these design processes from the resource efficiency viewpoint, proposes a novel sustainable ‘Co-Design’ model, and discusses the ecological benefits of co-designing future products and production systems.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ This conference paper was presented at the 15th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing: Decoupling Growth from Resource Use, 25-27 September 2017, Haifa,Israel.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27464
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2018.02.193
ISSN: 2351-9789
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