Inverse Manufacturing – Evaluation of Product Life Cycle Scenario –

Research Project , Research Report 2002

Fumihiko KIMURA Department of Precision Machinery Engineering, the Univ. of Tokyo


Inverse logistics is an important subject for effectively implementing the idea of Inverse Manufacturing. In this study, a method for life cycle modeling and simulation is investigated for evaluating inverse logistics. The method has been applied to copier production, and various effects of inverse logistics on total life cycle have been analyzed.


Closed-Loop Manufacturing, Life Cycle Assessment, Inverse Logistics