A distributed design methodology for extensible product life cycle strategy

Jianzhi Li, Puneet Shrivastava, Hong C. Zhang

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Abstract

In this paper, the problem of life cycle mismatch in electronic product is discussed. An extensible product life cycle (EPLC) strategy is proposed and studied, which is a possible answer to the problem of E-Waste and helps to lower product costs and improve environmental performance. EPLC strategy is recognition of the mismatch between product performance life cycle and its functional life cycle. In essence an EPLC strategy is to reincarnate a product at component level and share them with other products in a proactive manner, thus form a product chain that will extend and continue the life of the otherwise "obsolete" product in different industrial applications. Implementation of this strategy is different from the current practice of product reuse. It requires the manufacturers to schedule a product's extended life cycle early in the design phase and optimize the design parameters considering the requirements in the extended life span. Since the design problems involved in EPLC are interrelated and designers are also distributed in different departments, a distributed design framework is developed to find the Pareto optimal set for the design problem involved in EPLC. Conclusion is also given out in the last part.

Original languageEnglish
Pages214-219
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: May 10 2004May 13 2004

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period05/10/0405/13/04

Keywords

  • Decision based design
  • Distributed design
  • End-of-life
  • Extensible product life cycle

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