—Concept selection is one of the most important
phases in product development process. In this process, product
life cycle issues need be taken into consideration. However,
effective strategies for considering life cycle issues in concept
selection have not been fully explored in the existing literature.
In this paper, we discuss the importance of considering product
life cycle design attributes in concept selection process by
investigating the current literature regarding product design
and life cycle issues. Then a fuzzy based decision-making and
optimization framework is proposed to select the best alternative
concept considering life cycle design attributes. Finally a
numerical example is presented to better illustration of proposed
—Concept selection, product life cycle attributes,
fuzzy AHP, goal programming.
Alireza Yazdankhah is with the Department of Industrial Engineering,
Islamic Azad University–Bonab Branch, Bonab, Iran (e-mail:
Mojgan Fathalipourbonab is with the Arkan Trailer Bonab, Bonab, Iran
Cite: Alireza Yazdankhah and Mojgan Fathalipourbonab, "Optimizing New Product Concept Selection Decisions
Considering Life Cycle Design Attributes," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 146-151, 2014.