80-ME4211 - 11 A Positive Future Some companies and...

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Some companies and managers see environmental pressures as negative- adding cost, presenting problems, generating difficult-to- manage situations and best evaded. This chapter has demonstrated that such an approach is both unwarranted and commercially unsustainable . For most manufacturing companies , environmental issues are now unavoidable and are a necessary part of a design team's brief. But design for the environment is far more positive than that . It is implicitly linked to gaining the maximum efficiency in the use of resources both in manufacturing and use , thus offering advantages to the producer and the customer. It is entirely compatible with Total Quality Management. It can improve performance in existing markets and open up entirely new markets. Above all, design for the environment is a tool that, properly managed, can improve profitability and competitiveness. 1
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ME ME4211 taught by Professor Dr.a.vyas during the Winter '11 term at NYU Poly.

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80-ME4211 - 11 A Positive Future Some companies and...

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