From EcoDesign to Industrial Metabolism: Redefinition of Sustainable Innovation and Competitive Sustainability

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Successful enterprises are distinguished by their sustainable development
reliant on their ability to learn and develop innovative solutions. Recyclability
(material and product design) and recycling (process design) emerge as
new paradigm for sustainable competitiveness.
The paper makes a critical evaluation of the most commonly tools and techniques
in use and suggests a redefinition of the concept of EcoDesign by integrating
End-of-Life activities to gain industrial metabolism. This approach
takes a broader innovation perspective, necessary to construct a sustainable innovation
community with material balance of the system. The paper suggests
a modular approach as generator for integrating embedded firm specific
elements into a renewal networked supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems. Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains
EditorsVittal Prabhu, Marco Taisch, Dimitris Kiritsis
Place of PublicationSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-41265-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-41266-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013 - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, United States
Duration: 9 Sep 201312 Sep 2013


ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013
Location The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania
SeriesIFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology

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