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By Nicoline Wrisberg, Helias A. Udo de Haes, Ursula Triebswetter, Peter Eder, R. Clift

The goal of this ebook is to hyperlink call for and provide of environmental info within the box of existence Cycle administration. The publication relies at the result of the CHAINET concerted motion financed by way of EU-DGXII for the paintings interval 1998-2000, and is meant to construct bridges among the various clinical groups within the box of existence Cycle administration. A based procedure is undefined, that means that either call for and provide of environmental info are characterized, and then the 2 are linked.

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The optimisation of existing systems concerns decisions with a short-term horizon, while the change of product systems and improvements to existing technologies concern decisions over a medium-term horizon. Fundamental changes of several technologies or concepts pertain to long-term decisions. , basically in the 'improvement of existing concepts' stage. The reason that more far reaching improvements are much more difficult to address is basically that realisation of such breakthroughs and corresponding environmental gains goes beyond the scope of individual companies.

4: • Strategic planning • Capital investments • Design and development • Communication and marketing • Operational management, including purchasing. The different question types are dealt with by distinct departments or personnel within an organisation, though interactions take place between the question types and departments. For instance, the R&D department deals mainly with design and development questions, which follow the company's R&D strategy set-out by the Board of Directors (strategic planning).

3. The figure indicates the link to the time horizon. The optimisation of existing systems concerns decisions with a short-term horizon, while the change of product systems and improvements to existing technologies concern decisions over a medium-term horizon. Fundamental changes of several technologies or concepts pertain to long-term decisions. , basically in the 'improvement of existing concepts' stage. The reason that more far reaching improvements are much more difficult to address is basically that realisation of such breakthroughs and corresponding environmental gains goes beyond the scope of individual companies.

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