Application of ecodesign methodology in SMEs run according to lean management: The case of a furniture publishing company

Sara González-García, Laura Salinas-Mafias, Raúl Garria-Lozano, Xavier Gabarrell, Joan Rieradevall, Gumersindo Feijoo, María Teresa Moreira

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Abstract

© Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi. All rights reserved. The aim of this paper is the adaptation of an Ecodesign methodology for product publishing SMEs that have implemented Lean Management. To obtain verification of this methodology, an eco-redesign case study of a product has been carried out from a furniture publishing SME which applies lean management to its entire production chain. Some proposed improvements resulting from this case study were: Design for dismantling, Multifunction, Dematerialisation, Increasing the material of renewable origin & Use of recycled material. The results indicate that this ecodesign proposal may be applied in a simpler procedure in companies which have already lean management criteria. Even more, lean management facilitates the development of life cycle assessment studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2977-2988
JournalEnvironmental Engineering and Management Journal
Volume13
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Ecodesign
  • Lean management
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Publishing company
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)
  • Wood bases industry

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