An evaluation of demand focused chain contribution to industrial sustainability

Naghi Ganji, Elmira, Shah, Satya ORCID: 0000-0001-5575-7682 and Coutroubis, Alec (2017) An evaluation of demand focused chain contribution to industrial sustainability. Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI:proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2017). IOS Press, pp. 359-364. ISBN 978-1-61499-791-7

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Due to variable customer expectations; it is required to highlight the existing gaps in “demand” patterns where the stakeholders observe the end consumers over a focused viewpoint. A systematic critical review is conducted to identify and address the literature gaps in a methodical manner. Given the lack of life-cycle analysis (LCA) in many manufacturing industries, the research presents the use of appropriate strategies for designing new eco-friendly products utilising engineering knowledge and R&D innovation. However, a comprehensive LCA would be carried out in future stages of the research to enable industrial designers to critique the performance and identify the potential environmental impacts associated with the product life-cycle. The research proposes to develop a novel framework for an effective linkage between supply-demand chain approaches and the new product development (NPD) processes considering innovative environmental practices. The results of this study can be utilised by researchers and practitioners researching within similar context.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper given at and published in proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2017), which also incorporated the 32nd National Conference on Manufacturing Research Pape(NCMR) and was held at the University of Greenwich, London, UK, in September 2017. The final publication is available at IOS Press through
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Business, Accountancy and Law > Business Logistics Innovation and Systems Research
Institute of Management
Institute of Management > Bolton Business School
School of Engineering > Engineering
Depositing User: Professor S.R. Shah
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 10:00
Identification Number: 10.3233/978-1-61499-792-4-359

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