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Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Mombeshora, Idai Mendy; Dekoninck, Elies
Institution: University of Bath, United Kingdom
As decisions made during the design of a product have a significant impact on environmental performance, it is imperative that environmental considerations become an integral part of the design process. The integrated software platform for Green ENgineering dESIgn and product sustainability (G.EN.ESI) project aims to develop a software platform, for use with CAD/PLM software, which simplifies the process of integrating environmental and economic requirements the design process. A key component, paramount to the success of the platform, is its ability to obtain eco-information directly from the supply chain through the use of a web based supply chain portal. This paper details the considerations and work undertaken in the early stages of the portal's development. Based on analysis of past and existing portals and data collected through a survey and a case study, possible architectures of the web portal, and their associated characteristics, were derived using scenario planning. Moving on, the next steps involve surveying more companies and using the insights gained, a detailed design brief for the portal which covers both technical and functional requirements will be created.
The 19th International Conference on Engineering Deisgn (ICED13) will for the first time take place in Asia: ICED13 on 19-22 August 2013 at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea The ICED13 motto is: "Design for Harmonies" - Harmony of Products and Services - Harmony of Old and New - Harmony of Culture and Technology - Harmony of East and West The conference chair is Prof. Yong Se Kim of the Creative Design Institute at Sungkyunkwan University. Important dates are: Call for Papers:...