Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the production cycle of glazed porcelain stoneware, from the extraction of raw materials to the packaging of the finished product, with the aim of verifying the effects of integrating an environmental impact assessment into the decision-making process for managing the life cycle, tomake it economically and ecologically sustainable, in a holistic approach along the supply-chain. Design/methodology/approach – The research is performed using the life cycle assessment and life cycle costing methodologies, to identify environmental impacts and costs, that occur during extraction of raw materials, transportation, ceramic tiles production, material handling, distribution and end-of-life stages within a cradle to grave perspective. Findings – Through the use of a comprehensive analysis of the environmental impact assessment and related externalities, three possible strategic options to improve the environmental performance and costs of ceramic tile production were formulated, leveraging sustainability as a competitive advantage.

Lifecycle-oriented design of ceramic tiles in Sustainable Supply Chains (SSCs) / Settembre Blundo, Davide; Enrique García Muiña, Fernando; Pini, Martina; Volpi, Lucrezia; Siligardi, Cristina; Ferrari, Anna Maria. - In: ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. - ISSN 2398-7812. - (2018), pp. 1-16. [10.1108/APJIE-06-2018-0039]

Lifecycle-oriented design of ceramic tiles in Sustainable Supply Chains (SSCs)

Martina Pini
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Lucrezia Volpi
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Cristina Siligardi
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Anna Maria Ferrari
Membro del Collaboration Group
2018

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the production cycle of glazed porcelain stoneware, from the extraction of raw materials to the packaging of the finished product, with the aim of verifying the effects of integrating an environmental impact assessment into the decision-making process for managing the life cycle, tomake it economically and ecologically sustainable, in a holistic approach along the supply-chain. Design/methodology/approach – The research is performed using the life cycle assessment and life cycle costing methodologies, to identify environmental impacts and costs, that occur during extraction of raw materials, transportation, ceramic tiles production, material handling, distribution and end-of-life stages within a cradle to grave perspective. Findings – Through the use of a comprehensive analysis of the environmental impact assessment and related externalities, three possible strategic options to improve the environmental performance and costs of ceramic tile production were formulated, leveraging sustainability as a competitive advantage.
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Lifecycle-oriented design of ceramic tiles in Sustainable Supply Chains (SSCs) / Settembre Blundo, Davide; Enrique García Muiña, Fernando; Pini, Martina; Volpi, Lucrezia; Siligardi, Cristina; Ferrari, Anna Maria. - In: ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. - ISSN 2398-7812. - (2018), pp. 1-16. [10.1108/APJIE-06-2018-0039]
Settembre Blundo, Davide; Enrique García Muiña, Fernando; Pini, Martina; Volpi, Lucrezia; Siligardi, Cristina; Ferrari, Anna Maria
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