LOGISTICS WITHIN ECO-DESIGN OF PRODUCTS – SELECTED ISSUES AND CASE STUDY

1 BARAN Jolanta
Institution:
1 Silesian University of Technology, Poland, EU
Conference:
Carpathian Logistics Congress, Hotel Tatra, Zakopane, Poland, EU, November 28th - 30th 2016
Proceedings:
Proceedings Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
608-613
ISBN:
978-80-87294-76-5
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
30th October 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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362 views / 111 downloads
Abstract

Logistics is now becoming the key factor of competitiveness for many enterprises. It does not only result from economic reasons but is also the effect of stricter environmental protection requirements. The requirements are increasing with advancements in the development of tools that enable assessment of the environmental impact of products in their full life cycle. This involves the manufacturer's greater environment-wise responsibility for the product in the entire supply chain, which makes it necessary to consider solutions that will lessen the environmental impact at the earliest possible stages of the product design. A constant need arises to support enterprises in eco-design and to conduct research in this field to improve the eco-design methodological and organizational aspects. This paper discusses selected issues and challenges of the logistics process eco-design. In order to put a more practical perspective on the problems under consideration, it also presents a case study of eco-design towards logistics processes optimization using the SimaPro – a tool that assists in the product life cycle assessment. An environmental analysis of three eco-design variants is presented with a comparison of solutions applied to the assembly and disassembly of the turbine stator blades.

Keywords: eco-design, logistics process, turbine blades, life cycle assessment, environmental analysis

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