Long term sustainable product development at the packaging sector

Woods, Thomas, Cheung, Wai Ming, Penlington, Roger and Hilton, Kevin (2011) Long term sustainable product development at the packaging sector. In: 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, 6 - 8 September 2011, Glasgow Caledonian University.

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This paper outlines the importance of sustainable product developments and their role in securing a sustainable future through current practices and procedures. It discusses the difficulties faced within organisations through the complexities and swamping of regulations when considering sustainability and the problems in policing such a system to ensure compliance. Focus is centred on the design stage, where large numbers of standards and interests must be factored in to create specifications that are highly compliant. Where there is a limited understanding of the complexities that are presented at this stage, less optimum specifications will be dispatched. This presents the need to think strategically with new systems and approaches which adapt to company behaviour, where decisions that are made at a design stage have impacts up and down the supply chain, changes that are made must be in line with company strategic objectives and provide influential returns on investment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Wai Ming Cheung
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 09:08
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:34
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13199

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