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Challenges of Integrating Social Lifecycle Sustainability Assessment into Product Lifecycle Management - State of the Art

  • Despite the importance of Social Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (S-LCSA), little research has addressed its integration into Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. This paper presents a structured review of relevant research and practice. Also, to address practical aspects in more detail, it focuses on challenges and potential for adoption of such an integrated system at an electronics company. We began by reviewing literature on implementations of Social-LCSA and identifying research needs. Then we investigated the status of Social-LCSA within the electronics industry, both by reviewing literature and interviewing decision makers, to identify challenges and the potential for adopting S-LCSA at an electronics company. We found low maturity of Social-LCSA, particularly difficulty in quantifying social sustainability. Adoption of Social-LCSA was less common among electronics industry suppliers, especially mining & smelting plants. Our results could provide a basis for conducting case studies that could further clarify issues involved in integrations of Social-LCSA into PLM systems.

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Author:Jing Lin, Clotilde RohlederORCiD, Selmin NurcanORCiD
Parent Title (English):Product Lifecycle Management Enabling Smart X. 17th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2020, Rapperswil, Switzerland, July 5–8, 2020, Revised Selected Papers
Place of publication:Cham
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Publication:2020
Release Date:2022/08/11
Tag:Product Lifecycle Management
First Page:500
Last Page:513
Relevance:Keine peer reviewed Publikation (Wissenschaftlicher Artikel und Aufsatz, Proceeding, Artikel in Tagungsband)
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (English):License LogoLizenzbedingungen Springer