Title: Total performance analysis of product life cycle considering the deterioration and obsolescence of product value

Authors: Shinsuke Kondoh, Keijiro Masui, Mitsuro Hattori, Nozomu Mishima, Mitsutaka Matsumoto

Addresses: Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Group, Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba East, 1-2-1, Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan. ' Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Group, Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba East, 1-2-1, Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan. ' Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Group, Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba East, 1-2-1, Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan. ' Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Group, Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba East, 1-2-1, Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan. ' Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Group, Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba East, 1-2-1, Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan

Abstract: Environmental consciousness has gained more and more interest in recent years, and product life cycle design that aims to maximise total performance while minimising its environmental load and costs should be implemented. To achieve that, the rise and fall in product value along life cycles should be evaluated properly. This paper proposes a practical evaluation method for the product value along life cycle by correlating it with product functionalities, and design guideline for maximising product performance through product life cycle with balancing its value, environmental load, and costs.

Keywords: total performance; product life cycle; life cycle value; LCV; life cycle design; quality function deployment; QFD; deterioration; obsolescence; product value; product design; product development; product performance; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2008.020399

International Journal of Product Development, 2008 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.334 - 352

Published online: 21 Sep 2008 *

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