Sustainability criteria and sustainability compliance index for decision support in product development
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 140, no Part 1, 251-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainability criteria used for decision support in the product innovation process and aligned throughout the design process is one key element to efficiently introduce a sustainability perspective early in product development. The aim of this paper is to present an approach for identifying such sustainability criteria and to suggest a process for how these can be developed in any manufacturing company. The sustainability criteria are presented in a set of matrices, separating the criteria into product life-cycle phases and socio-ecological sustainability principles. In addition the paper presents a qualitative measurement scale for the criteria, called a sustainability compliance index that indicates to what degree a product or process concept performs in relation to a sustainable solution. The sustainability criteria were tested in different settings at a case company within the aerospace industry to give a first indication and evaluation of the ability to give guidance and support in bringing in a sustainability perspective when developing, evaluating and selecting different concepts in the early phases of product development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 140, no Part 1, 251-266 p.
Sustainability criteria, Sustainable product development, Sustainability integration, Sustainability implementation, Decision support
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11328DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.068OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-11328DiVA: diva2:886183
ProjectsModel-Driven Development and Decision SupportSTOSIP