Lifecycle System Approach


The Lifecycle System Approach is based on the assertion that products have a limited life, pass through distinct stages and require different marketing, financial, manufacturing, purchasing, and human resource strategies for each stage. The concept provides an overview of this approach and its main benefits and capabilities.

Technique Overview

Lifecycle System Approach Definition

Lifecycle system approach refers to a strategic focus on product lifecycle activities and costs, including R&D and disposal or recycling of products, and the total management of these issues within supply chains, such as reducing risks and sourcing in an ethical, socially responsible and sustainable way (Beamon, 1999; Fandel and Stammen, 2004; Seuring, 2004).

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  • Beamon, B.A. (1999) Designing the Green Supply Chain. Logistics Information Management, Vol. 12(4), pp. 332-42.
  • Burch, J. (1994) Cost and Management Accounting. West Publishing, Minnesota.
  • CIPS (2007) Effective CSR Implementation. CIPS, Lincolnshire.
  • CIPS (2008a) Risk Management in Food Supply Chains. CIPS (with Cranfield University), UK.

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