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COM 450 A04 - Design for Environment

Design + C2C + sustainable supply chain
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Jie Zhang

on 30 November 2016

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Transcript of COM 450 A04 - Design for Environment

C2C & Closing the Loop
Agenda
C2C protocol
Design for Environment
Closing the loop
Takeaways
PVC vs. TPU
The Immediate Issue
C2C Protocol for Design
What is a DfE score?
Continue Use Of PVC In All Lines
Delay And Wait For Similar Action From Competitors
Switch To Thermo Plastic Urethane In The Mirra Chair
Switch To TPU In Mirra And Entire Product Line
What is the cost implication of switching to TPU in Mirra?
C2C at Herman Miller
Strengths
Weaknesses
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
Variable Costs Remain Low
No Additional Cost
Reliable Performance
Ability to Retain Suppliers
Environmental Impact
Lower DfE Score
Not Inline With Philosophy
Prevent Industry From Going Green
Strengths
Weaknesses
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
Strengths
Weaknesses
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
Strengths
Weaknesses
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
Learn From Competitors actions
Loss Of Competitive Edge
Deterioration of Product Line
Test TPU
Environmentally Friendly
Industry Leader
TPU Inferior
Additional Cost
Loss Of Suppliers
Inline with C2C
High Cost
Risk Of Failure
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Do nothing
Strengths? Weaknesses?
Senarios Analysis
The class takeaway?
The DfE score of a component is the sum of its materials chemistry, disassembly, and recyclability DfE weights divided by the maximum DfE weight possible.
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