Eco-Design and Management of Supply Chains: Extended/Virtual-Corporation Innovations
Eco-sustainability requires lifecycle responsibility of the delivered products-services, resorting to "extended enterprise" layouts, endowed of a fit Product-Lifecycle-Manager (PLM), i.e. entering Service-Engineering (SE) and Reverse-Logistic (RL) tools. The ecology globalization is defied, requiring defining strict technical targets, once among at sustainable growth goals. The engineer's activity is a central reference in the challenge, with a series of innovative opportunities, which include the (product service) delivery, the (sustainable corporation) institute, the (lifecycle conformance certification) account and the other specific operation context details.