Exploiting Life Cycle Innovation

J.E. Parada Puig, S. Hoekstra, L.A.M. van Dongen

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Life cycle innovation is achieved by continuous technology insertion in each stage of the life cycle. For capital assets, opportunities for innovation are produced through integration, collaboration and long term partnerships. Such opportunities arise in the acquisition phase, and the client must balance product, process and supply chain decisions. To understand what is missing in the innovation chain, we present a novel life cycle model relating products and capital assets. We then provide a framework that exposes links between the asset and maintenance architectures. We believe both to be fundamental contributions for reducing uncertainty, helping collaboration in complex projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Technology for a Sustainable World
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, May 23-25, 2012
EditorsDavid A. Dornfeld, Barbara S. Linke
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-29069-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29068-8
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2012
Event19th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference, LCE 2012: Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, United States
Duration: 23 May 201225 May 2012
Conference number: 19


Conference19th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference, LCE 2012
Abbreviated titleLCE
CountryUnited States


  • Life cycle model
  • Innovation
  • Architecture framework

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