Module-based model change planning for improving reusability in consideration of customer satisfaction

Kensuke Tsubouchi, Shozo Takata

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    Abstract

    Enhancing reusability by extending a product's life and improving its functions by means of frequent model changes creates a contradictory issue in implementing reuse scenarios that reduce the environmental load in closed-loop manufacturing. This paper proposes a concept of module-based model change planning as a solution to this problem. In the paper, a method of identifying relationships between customer satisfaction and modules based on conjoint analysis and a QFD method is proposed first. Then a procedure for generating a module-based model change plan, which creates the minimum environmental load, is discussed. The proposed method is applied to copying machines as an illustrative example.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
    Pages11-16
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering: Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Tokyo
    Duration: 2007 Jun 112007 Jun 13

    Other

    Other14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering: Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses
    CityTokyo
    Period07/6/1107/6/13

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    Keywords

    • Life cycle design
    • Model change planning
    • Module reuse

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Tsubouchi, K., & Takata, S. (2007). Module-based model change planning for improving reusability in consideration of customer satisfaction. In Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (pp. 11-16)