Evaluation and Calculation of Dynamics in Environmental Impact Assessment
Paper in proceedings, 2013

In ten years customers will select products not only based on price and quality but also with strong regard to the product value environmental footprint, including for example the energy consumed. Customers expect transparency in the product realization process, where most products are labeled with their environmental footprint. Vigorous companies see this new product value as an opportunity to be more competitive. In order to effectively label the envi-ronmental impact of a product, it is pertinent for companies to request the envi-ronmental footprint of each component from their suppliers. Hence, companies along the product lifecycle require a tool, not only to facilitate the computing of the environmental footprint, but also help reduce/balance the environmental impact during the lifecycle of the product. This paper proposes to develop a procedure that companies will use to evaluate, improve and externally advertise their product’s environmental footprint to customers.

environmental analysis

Discrete event simulation

sustainable manufacturing

sustainable production

product lifecycle

Author

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Jon Andersson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Erik Lindskog

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Jonatan Berglund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Anders Skoogh

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Advances in Production Management Systems

Vol. 397 1 135-141

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Environmental Engineering

Environmental Management

Energy Systems

Computer Systems

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

ISBN

978-3-642-40351-4

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11/5/2018