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An Approach to Sustainable Product Lifecycle Management (Green PLM)
The paper “An Approach to Sustainable Product Lifecycle Management (Green PLM)” is one of the earliest references to the concept of Green PLM. The paper was first presented at the 2015 Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference (MESIC) and subsequently published in the journal Procedia Engineering.
The authors C. Vila, J.V. Abellán-Nebota, J.C. Albiñanaa, and G. Hernández write in the abstract “Sustainable development has been, is and will be one of the worldwide main issues. Many initiatives have been launched to drive global conscientiousness to the problem of the impact of manufactured products. In order to become a “green company”, eco-brands and recycling are well understood but many initiatives are in silos and the unintended wasteful impact to other activities in the company is not always noticed. The key of sustainability also covers all the in-between activities and it depends on a real commitment of society, research and manufacturing firms. The factory of the future must have a Green Product Lifecycle Management strategy sharing responsibilities within the whole supply chain that must be achieved through committed people. The present work describes an approach to green product lifecycle involving mainstay phases: design, manufacturing and service, including usability and renewal. The contribution suggests a framework for sustainable product development that takes the whole product lifecycle into account.”
The paper examines the mission, vision, and objectives that a green or sustainable PLM strategy should have. From this approach a framework model is developed for use in the assessment and implementation of green strategies. This includes discussion of the knowledge, architecture, methodologies, tools, and processes needed over the product lifecycle stages of design, manufacturing, and service.
Download and read the paper from Science Direct HERE.
Intersection of Product Lifecycle Management and Climate Change
Digital Engineering published the following commentary written by Robert Farrell on “The Intersection of Product Lifecycle Management and Climate Change” in the February 2021 issue which featured the PLM Green Global Alliance.
Until recently, initiatives to advance sustainability and combat climate change have primarily focused on improving product performance to minimize energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is enabling technologies and supporting software applications that are contributing to the greening of our global economy in many ways.
CIMdata PLM is Green
The PLM consulting firm CIMdata writes in their commentary PLM is Green: “The Critical Role of PLM – In complying with the increasing number and complexity of green regulations and requirements, too much is at stake to rely on manual operations and analyses performed late in development. For a growing number of companies, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enabling technologies and processes are becoming indispensable in optimizing a product’s greenness.” Read more HERE.
Redefining PLM in a Circular Economy from Tata
In this whitepaper on “Redefining Product Lifecycle Management in a Circular Economy” from Tata Consultancy Services the authors write that “Companies can move to a circular economy by implementing the 5R approach (reduce, reuse, repurpose, remanufacture, and recycle). This shift will drive sustained growth, and impact how Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) capabilities are defined, implemented, and measured.” Read more HERE.
Circular Economy and PLM from Technia
In this article on the Circular Economy and PLM from Technia the author writes “At Technia we are looking into developing the PLM tools that will enable companies to switch to a fully circular approach…PLM systems should serve as a major help for companies looking to switch to a circular (economy) model.” Read more HERE.