Sustainability through lifecycle synthesis of material information

Paul Witherell, K. C. Morris, Anantha Narayanan, Jae Hyun Lee, Sudarsan Rachuri, Soundar Rajan Tirupatikumara

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Abstract

The synthesis of material information across lifecycle stages will lay the foundation for a material information model to support sustainable decision making. This paper explores how material information is represented in select standards that address product and process information at different lifecycle stages. We discuss some of the challenges in synthesizing information between these standards, and explore the use of ontologies as a means to create and manage material information across a lifecycle. We discuss the potential benefits of fully synthesizing material information across the lifecycle, and the potential applications of a material information model that possesses this capability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRe-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
EditorsAndrew Y.C. Nee, Bin Song, Soh-Khim Ong
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages571-576
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789814451475
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Apr 17 2013Apr 19 2013

Publication series

NameRe-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

Other

Other20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period4/17/134/19/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Witherell, P., C. Morris, K., Narayanan, A., Lee, J. H., Rachuri, S., & Tirupatikumara, S. R. (2013). Sustainability through lifecycle synthesis of material information. In A. Y. C. Nee, B. Song, & S-K. Ong (Eds.), Re-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (pp. 571-576). (Re-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.