Life-cycle and information management of products: A case study of concrete element industry

Tarja Häkkinen, Sirje Vares

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    Abstract

    Life-cycle management is a necessary approach in the development of sustainable product concepts. However, it is a big challenge for product manufacturers. Manufacturers need new information and tools which aid in the consideration of client requirements and user needs, in interaction between design and manufacture, and in understanding the effects of production and the effects of different use and end-of-life scenarios. The manufacturer needs information about those stages of life cycle that are out of his direct influence and means of influence; the latter may include procurement criteria, instructions for sustainable use and disposal and the development of maintenance and other services for the use phase. This paper discusses the role of life-cycle management in sustainable production concepts and the role of information management in life-cycle management. The research includes a review of literature, a case study carried out for concrete elements manufacture, and discussion on the basis of the results. A flow chart was created for the overall process considering the actors and their roles and tasks, decisions, information flows, contents of needed information and tools for information management. The study shows the crucial role of information management and the need of effective methods for the acquisition and sharing of information.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)253-271
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational Journal of Product Lifecycle Management
    Volume5
    Issue number2-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Information management
    Life cycle
    Concretes
    Industry
    Life cycle management
    Information needs
    Information flow
    Disposal
    Procurement
    Scenarios
    Interaction
    Sustainable production
    End of life
    Flowchart

    Keywords

    • life-cycle management
    • products
    • information management
    • building
    • concrete element

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    Life-cycle and information management of products : A case study of concrete element industry. / Häkkinen, Tarja; Vares, Sirje.

    In: International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, Vol. 5, No. 2-4, 2011, p. 253-271.

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