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Publication Citation: Sustainability through Lifecycle Synthesis of Material Information

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Author(s): Paul W. Witherell; Katherine C. Morris; Anantha Narayanan Narayanan; Jae H. Lee; Rachuri Rachuri;
Title: Sustainability through Lifecycle Synthesis of Material Information
Published: April 19, 2013
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.
Conference: 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE)
Proceedings: Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability
Location: Singapore, -1
Dates: April 17-19, 2013
Keywords: Material Information Model, PLM standards, information modeling, ontologies, sustainable manufacturing
Research Areas: Green Manufacturing, Sustainability Metrics and Tools, Ontologies, Product Standards
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