Overview

About Life Cycle Management

The LCM concept can be considered as a framework that must be integrated at all levels of an organisation, effectively in research and development, product design, marketing, purchasing, strategic planning, corporate reporting, and management. The LCM concept is an integrated system for improving operations, products and services, ensuring information and decisions from a life cycle perspective and contribute to improve decision-making. A life cycle framework addresses improvement to technological, economic, environmental and social aspects of an organisation and the goods and services it provides. Organisations use LCM frameworks to explicitly identify, document, and communicate their business strategy and to chart a course from this strategy toward a more sustainable firm.
The Life Cycle Management conference series is the leading forum worldwide bringing together 600+ scholars and practitioners from 40+ countries working in industry, academia and public institutions in the domain of life cycle sustainability and circular economy. It takes place every second year, each time organised by a leading research institution and industry in the domain.

LCM2017 focus

The conference thread will be “Designing sustainable technologies, products and policies: from science to innovation”, aiming at demonstrating the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along businesses value chain. The objective is to discuss and advance the implementation of Life Cycle approach and Circular Economy along the businesses value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development of industrial technologies, products, services and policies; and the development and management of smart agricultural, smart manufacturing and smart mobility systems, including urban infrastructures and energy for the built environment.
LCM 2017 organisation committee aims at increasing the share of businesses participants. The conference programme has been designed to reach this objective. The committee aims to promote the participation of stakeholders from the Greater Region, through an attractive programme for SMEs, industries and public bodies.

The LCM concept can be considered as a framework that must be integrated at all levels of an organisation, effectively in research and development, product design, marketing, purchasing, strategic planning, corporate reporting, and management. The LCM concept is an integrated system for improving operations, products and services, ensuring information and decisions from a life cycle perspective and contribute to improve decision-making. A life cycle framework addresses improvement to technological, economic, environmental and social aspects of an organisation and the goods and services it provides. Organisations use LCM frameworks to explicitly identify, document, and communicate their business strategy and to chart a course from this strategy toward a more sustainable firm.

About LCM conference series

The Life Cycle Management conferences are established as one of the leading conference series worldwide in the field of environmental, economic and social sustainability. The unique feature of LCM is developing practical solutions for the implementation of life cycle approaches into strategic and operational decision-making. The Life Cycle Conference is for international decision-makers from science, industry, NGOs and public bodies.