LCS Life Cycle Simulation GmbH, an SME located in Backnang, Germany, works in the field of energy- and material flow simulation, Life Cycle Assessment (ISO 14.040 ff.) and Life Cycle Costing of production processes. LCS has recognised project experience in decision support, LCA-methods, -tools and -databases on surface treatment technologies, metal working and injection moulding in different industries. LCS is specialised in the support of investment decisions (technology overview and selection) for implementation of new products and technologies (simulation of strengths, weak points and potentials) and monitoring of research and development projects (early simulation of technologies to accelerate development processes).These projects included most major European automobile manufacturers, chemical and paint manufacturers, plant engineering companies and various other companies from the consumer goods industries. LCS is working with the GaBi software for Life Cycle Assessment.