Trade‐off Modeling for Product and Manufacturing Process Design for the Environment

  title={Trade‐off Modeling for Product and Manufacturing Process Design for the Environment},
  author={James V. Camahan and Deborah L. Thurston},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Ecology},
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