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Title: An integrated tool to support sustainable toy design and manufacture
Authors: Shin, Kei Lok Felix
Colwill, James
Keywords: SLCA
Sustainable design
Product development
Toy manufacturing
Societal benefit
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: SHIN, K.L.F. and COLWILL, J., 2017. An integrated tool to support sustainable toy design and manufacture. Production and Manufacturing Research, 5 (1), pp. 191 - 209.
Abstract: Whilst the importance of considering the positive societal benefits of a product, in addition to other social, economic and environmental factors, has received wider recognition, its definition, concept, and integration into product design are not so well developed and studied. A literature review on sustainable design identified the potential of Social Life-Cycle Assessment as a tool to measure societal benefits of products; however further analysis of sustainable assessment methods highlighted the lack of a coherent definition and method for achieving this. This paper presents a framework for including societal benefits within a product portfolio management process and a prototype tool which aims to support the implementation of the framework within the toy industry, specifically on the societal benefit assessment of the products during the first stage. Finally a simulated case study of three toys is used to exemplify the intended application of this tool and to support the concluding discussions.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor: This work was supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [grant number EP/I033351/1].
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/21693277.2017.1374894
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27338
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/21693277.2017.1374894
ISSN: 2169-3277
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