Toward an improved strategy for Functional Product development by predicting environmental and economic sustainability
Number of Authors: 4
2017 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271, E-ISSN 2212-8271, Vol. 59, 208-213 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Functional Product (FP) has emerged as a business concept aimed at offering a function or performance, mainly in business-to- business applications, on an agreed upon level of availability and cost as well as at providing incitements towards a sustainable growth. Today the literature expanded into various specific approaches and IT solutions measuring sustainability. However, the literature lacks such approaches within the FP context. This explorative paper proposes on a conceptual level a strategy to predict a sustainability impact of an FP in terms of environmental and economic sustainability and optimize the FP configuration. This strategy is based on scenario modelling and simulation -driven approach. The practical significance of the proposed strategy lies in its implication to avoid costly “trial and error” method performed in the real world and to enable the development of more sustainable products. Through the proposed strategy, it is foreseen that sustainability impact can be quantified and minimised during the FP system development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 59, 208-213 p.
Functional Product, sustainability, assessment process, simualtions, optimzation
Other Mechanical Engineering Control Engineering
Research subject Computer Aided Design; Signal Processing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60299DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.09.002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60299DiVA: diva2:1045886
5th International Conference on Through-life Engineering Services (TESConf 2016), Cranfield University, 1-2 November 2016
Konferensartikel i tidskrift 2017-03-02 (andbra)2016-11-112016-11-112017-03-02Bibliographically approved