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Design for Environment as a Tool for the Development of a Sustainable Supply Chain

  • Maurizio Bevilacqua
  • Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica
  • Giancarlo Giacchetta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 1-10
  3. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 11-32
  4. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 33-60
  5. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 61-73
  6. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 75-95
  7. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 97-111
  8. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 113-132
  9. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 133-167
  10. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 169-217
  11. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 219-239
  12. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 241-263
  13. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 265-282
  14. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 283-303
  15. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 305-337
  16. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Giancarlo Giacchetta
    Pages 339-373

About this book

Introduction

Environmental Design is becoming an increasingly significant agenda for many manufacturing companies and yet there is no standard to their approaches, strategies or their levels of execution. Applying Design for Environment (DfE) methodologies to develop a more sustainable supply chain has formed procedures and techniques which allow designers to integrate these methods with environmental supply chain management. Design for Environment as a Tool for the Development of a Sustainable Supply Chain aims to define relevant target specifications for a product throughout its life cycle; from conception and design to the end of its operating life.

 Be considering this new approach to the supply chain, environmental responsiveness can work in tandem with sounds business management. The usual focus on suppliers, manufacturers and customers is expanded in Design for Environment as a Tool for the Development of a Sustainable Supply Chain to include stakeholders such as government bodies and recycling companies. The influence of these additional groups is analyzed alongside concepts such as:

·         Product life cycle development aimed at environmental impact minimization;

·         Supplier selection and management based on environmental criteria; and

·         Marketing and communication choices which increase the value of environmentally sensitive products.

By including several case studies alongside theoretical topics, Design for Environment as a Tool for the Development of a Sustainable Supply Chains acts as a foundation for professionals across the supply chain, from industrial designers to marketing and sales departments, who are involved in environmental issues.

Keywords

Environmental Design Environmental Policy Environmental Supply Chain Management Life Cycle Assessment Sustainable Product Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Maurizio Bevilacqua
    • 1
  • Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica
    • 2
  • Giancarlo Giacchetta
    • 3
  1. 1., Dipartimento di IngegneriaUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItalyItaly
  2. 2.Piazza Università 5, Facoltà di Scienze e TecnologieLibera Università di BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  3. 3., Dipartimento di IngegneriaUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItalyItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2461-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2460-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2461-0
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