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Framework proposal for ecodesign integration on product portfolio management

Marco Antonio Paula Pinheiro, Daniel Jugend, Luiz Carlos Demattê Filho and Fabiano Armellini

Article (2018)

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Cite this document: Paula Pinheiro, M. A., Jugend, D., Demattê Filho, L. C. & Armellini, F. (2018). Framework proposal for ecodesign integration on product portfolio management. Journal of Cleaner Production, 185, p. 176-186. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.005
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Although many studies on product portfolio management (PPM) and ecodesign exist, there are few investigations that analyze these areas in an integrated way. They are normally conceptually separated, with very few theoretical and empirical interactions evident in the literature. This article proposes a theoretical framework that integrates ecodesign practices, methods, and tools with portfolio management during the product planning stage. For the development of this framework, a systematic analysis and literature review of both PPM and ecodesign were conducted. The framework subsequently developed was evaluated through a pilot test within two companies that develop products derived from Brazilian biodiversity. In terms of results, it presents a set of practices that are associated with the following dimensions: Guides, Methods, and Tools; Organization; and Strategy. After presenting the evaluation of the framework by the companies, practices are proposed which can be useful for the integration of ecodesign into PPM, such as adoption of the Project Management Office (PMO) and the use of social media.

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ecodesign, sustainable design, product portfolio, development of environmentally sustainable products, green product development, green innovation

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Subjects: 1600 Génie industriel > 1600 Génie industriel
Department: Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel
Research Center: Non applicable
Funders: São Paulo Research Foundation
Grant number: 5/00110-6
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 15:03
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:42
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3057/
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Journal Title: Journal of Cleaner Production (vol. 185)
Publisher: Elsevier
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.005


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