Framing product circularity performance for optimized green profit

Michael Saidani, Harrison Kim, Bernard Yannou, Yann Leroy, François Cluzel

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to develop and discuss a framework aiming at monitoring and optimizing the circularity performance of products for ensuring and facilitating green profit design trade-offs whilst meeting or anticipating end-of-life regulations during the design and development process of industrial products. The proposed framework is used to extend the Green Profit Model – an optimization model to maximize the total profit from the sales of new and remanufactured products, while achieving environmental impact savings – by adding a third dimension to this model, which is the circularity performance. As such, in addition to remanufacturing, it covers a wider spectrum of circular economy practices, leading to additional economic opportunities and environmental trade-offs between maintenance, reuse, remanufacturing and recycling at a product, parts and material levels. A first formulation of this extended optimization model is given and discussed through an illustrative example. By connecting the circularity performance of products with possible economic profit and environmental impact savings, it thus contributes in advancing the understanding and linkages in the area of circular design, life cycle analysis, industrial decision-support tool, and environmental regulations. Concretely, practical implications for both design engineering and green policy making are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication24th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 13th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859223
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2019Aug 21 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period8/18/198/21/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Saidani, M., Kim, H., Yannou, B., Leroy, Y., & Cluzel, F. (2019). Framing product circularity performance for optimized green profit. In 24th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 13th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 4). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2019-98390