Toward a Sustainable New Product Development Approach Based on Industry 4.0 Assets

  • Julie Bibaud-Alves
  • Hind Bril El-Haouzi
  • Philippe Thomas
  • Vincent Boucinha
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 803)


The consumption society becomes more and more complex and challenging for companies. Therefore, industries must adapt their capacities to drive and continually improve their processes, resources and data management in a competitive environment. This paper aims to bring together and to link the concepts of new product development (NPD) process, digital transformation and sustainable development through a human centered approach. Organization, Process and Knowledge Management are the main NPD’s classic critical focuses. The introduction of advanced technologies in products, in their development and in project portfolio management represents a huge opportunity to deal with their inherent complexity and to develop smart, connected products in a smart and connected industrial system. These evolutions should be considered within the framework of sustainable development, in order to design and produce better products in a better way regarding, among others, social, economic, environmental and ethic aspects.


New product development Sustainable development Digital transformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie Bibaud-Alves
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hind Bril El-Haouzi
    • 1
  • Philippe Thomas
    • 1
  • Vincent Boucinha
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de Lorraine, CNRS, CRANEpinalFrance
  2. 2.Parisot MeublesSaint-Loup-sur-SemouseFrance

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