Integrating environmental concerns into the design process: the gap between theory and practice

@article{Handfield2001IntegratingEC,
  title={Integrating environmental concerns into the design process: the gap between theory and practice},
  author={Robert Handfield and Steven A. Melnyk and Roger Calantone and Sime Curkovic},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Engineering Management},
  year={2001},
  volume={48},
  pages={189-208}
}
This paper focuses on the product design process and the role played by environmental concerns during this critical stage. Specifically, we explore Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing (ERM) as perceived and acted on by two critical groups within this design process. The first consists of the champions and supporters of ERM. These are the people who either formally or informally act as advocates of ERM within the organization. The second consists of the users of ERM tools and procedures… CONTINUE READING