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'Smart' design: greening the Total Product System

Warren, James P. and Rhodes, Ed (2006). 'Smart' design: greening the Total Product System. In: Sarkis, Joseph ed. Greening the supply chain. Springer Verlag UK, pp. 271–291.

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Abstract

About the book: Since the Rio summit in 1992, the paradigm of corporate environmental responsibility has gradually and consistently extended beyond complying with increasingly stringent environmental regulation and taking up the proactive initiatives of a few world-class companies. Research indicates that the business and financial performance of companies may depend directly on socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Many world-class companies now realize that customers and other stakeholders do not distinguish between a company and its suppliers. As a result, greening the supply chain is an innovative idea which is fast gaining attention in the industry. Greening the Supply Chain is a compilation of important chapters written by a diverse set of international authors which incorporates a broad variety of perspectives.
Note:
Smart car refers to Smart City coupe and Fortwo, and all terms are registered trademarks of MCC (micro compact car).

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-84628-298-5, 978-1-84628-298-0
Keywords: green design; supply chain; total product system; smart car; Smart fortwo; Mercedes; swatch; minicars; emissions
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 2532
Depositing User: James Warren
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 05:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2532
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