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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Engineering and Physics | Environmental Issues in Automotive Industry

Environmental Issues in Automotive Industry

Series: EcoProduction

Golinska, Paulina (Ed.)

2014, VIII, 259 p. 97 illus., 51 illus. in color.

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  • Highlights the emerging trends in automotive industry regarding fulfilment of sustainable development policy
  • Provides a practical application of tools and methods for solving business practice problems
  • A holistic view of the life cycle management in automotive industry
The automotive industry is one of the most environmental aware manufacturing sectors.  Product take-back regulations influence design of the vehicles, production technologies but also the configuration of automotive reverse supply chains. The business practice comes every year closer to the closed loop supply chain concept which completely reuses, remanufactures and recycles all materials.  The book covers the emerging environmental issues in automotive industry through the whole product life cycle.  Its focus is placed on a multidisciplinary approach. It presents viewpoints of academic and industry personnel on the challenges for implementation of sustainable police in the automotive sector

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Eco-design - Eco-innovation - Life Cycle Management - Operations Management - Reverse Logistics

Related subjects » Environmental Engineering and Physics - Production & Logistics - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Sustainability in automotive industry.- Environmental friendly practices in the automotive industry.- A declarative approach to new product development in the automotive industry.- What is influencing the sustainable attitude of the automobile industry.- Sustainability Issues for Vehicles and Fleet Vehicles Using Hybrid and Assistive Technologies.- Tools and methods for greener decision making.- Diagnostics systems as a tool to reduce and monitor gas emissions from combustion engines.- Reachability of multimodal processes cyclic steady states space.- Decision support in automotive supply chain management – declarative and operational research approach.- The Design and the Improvement of Reverse Logistics for Discarded Tires in Japan.- Recovery of end-of-life vehicles

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