Designers’ Utilization of DfE and Requirements

  • Maurizio Bevilacqua
  • Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica
  • Giancarlo Giacchetta
Chapter

Abstract

According to many authors, despite the number of available DfE methods and tools, there are relatively few which are widely used by companies. One reason for this low utilization is that they are time-consuming; another is that many of them focus only on environmental issues (Ehrenfeld and Lenox, J Sustain Product Design (1):17–27, 1997). For the enterprises and their engineering designers of course, the environmental issue is but one of many issues to be considered. When DfE methods and tools are used, these methods and tools are often not integrated in the product development process. Chap. 6 investigates the integration opportunities between DfE and Environmental Management System or Product Life Cycle Cost.

Keywords

Income Assure Defend Clarification Nasr 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Bevilacqua
    • 1
  • Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica
    • 2
  • Giancarlo Giacchetta
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e Scienze MatematicheUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Facoltà di Scienze e TecnologieLibera Università di BolzanoBolzanoItlay

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