Environmental and Operational Analysis of Ecodesign Methods Based on QFD and FMEA

  • Fabio Neves Puglieri
  • Aldo Roberto Ometto
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In 1990s began a scattering of methods and tools aimed at the environmental suitability of products whose application is performed at certain stages of development. However, many of these published methods do not incorporate important environmental issues, often resulting in inefficient product development from the standpoint of ecodesign. This study aims to propose environmental and operational criteria for ecodesign methods, especially that based on QFD and FMEA (which are numerous), and analyze these methods. In order to achieve this goal, it was carried out a questionnaire application with experts that allowed us to identify characteristics that these methods must meet from the environmental and operational point of view.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Neves Puglieri
    • 1
  • Aldo Roberto Ometto
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia de ProduçãoUniversidade de São PauloSão CarlosBrazil

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