Can process management enable sustainable new product development? : an empirical investigation of supplier and customer involvement in fuzzy front end of sustainable product development

A.A. Alblas, K. Peters, J.C. Wortmann

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Abstract

Sustainable product development (SPD) has received increasing attention by scholars and practitioners recently. A challenge for them is to incorporate sustainability in the firms’ fuzzy front end (FFE) to assess sustainability impacts of proposed products at early stage. The paper presents a research framework that shows the critical process interfaces in supplier and customer involvement in the FFE of SPD. The novelty of the paper lies in the postulation that SPD requires discontinues change in the supply chain and/or customer context, and that this change only can be made when the external interfaces are sufficiently supported in the FFE process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the EUROMA 2013 Conference, June 7-12 2013, Dublin, Ireland
Pages1-10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Eventconference; EUROMA 2013 Conference, June 7-12, Dublin, Ireland -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

Conferenceconference; EUROMA 2013 Conference, June 7-12, Dublin, Ireland
Period1/01/13 → …
OtherEUROMA 2013 Conference, June 7-12, Dublin, Ireland

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