Title: TUPROD, an assistant Tool for the dUrable PROduct Design

Authors: Rachid Chalal, Abdessamed Reda Ghomari

Addresses: INI (National Institute of Computer Science), BP 68M Oued Smar, 16270 Algiers, Algeria. ' INI (National Institute of Computer Science), BP 68M Oued Smar, 16270 Algiers, Algeria

Abstract: The activity of durable product design satisfying the implicit and explicit customer requirements forebode the important part of the assessment and the necessity of having gradually a precise representation of the conception. This assessment in the company is represented by a set of analysis that has to be performed for the purpose of defining a durable product, which meets the customer expectations. In this paper, we have given a model for each field of assessment (engineering, ecology, logistics and risk management) for the creation of a company referential which is related to the durable product. Software architecture is proposed to focus the assessment and facilitate the cooperation between the intervening parts within the framework of the simultaneous conception.

Keywords: product concept; durable products; environmental impact; integrated logistics; logistics support; risk management; product design; conceptual design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2008.016296

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.1, pp.23 - 36

Published online: 16 Dec 2007 *

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