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A case study of five New Zealand Companies.

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    • Integration of Life Cycle Thinking within Research & Development A case study of five NZ companies Jake McLaren, Timothy Allan, Anthony Hume, Sarah McLaren
    • The LCM Programme
    • Research & Development Research Question
      • What are the enablers and barriers to
      • integrating environmental aspects into the
      • research and development of new products/ services?
    • Research methodology
      • Visited companies
      • Interviewed staff
      • Reviewed documents
      • Identified all enablers and barriers (factors)
      • Ranked factors as enablers or barriers for each company
      • Grouped into overall themes
      • Ranked each factor for relative importance compared with other factors
    • Groups of enablers and barriers
      • Culture and Values
      • Market and Marketing Communication
      • Business Capability and Processes
      • Life Cycle Knowledge and Data
      • Supply Chain
      • Technical Factors
      • Culture and Values
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    • Verda: Mission Statement
      • Verda’s outdoor design embraces nature in your own place making a better world for generations to come
      • Market and Market Communication
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      • Business Capability and Processes
      • Integrate life cycle thinking within R&D processes
    • Comvita PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS PD PROCESS 18 JUNE, 2009
      • SCOPING
      • Scope opportunities
      • Evaluate and screen ideas
      • Market analysis
      • Confirming feasibility
      • > CREATE PD BRIEF
      • INITIATION
      • Planning the project
      • Building the business case
      • Communicating cost and timelines
      • In-depth technical assessment
      • Firming up relationships with suppliers
      • DEVELOPMENT
      • Converting idea to reality
      • Formulation development
      • Defining packaging design
      • Prepare for scale up
      • Product testing
      • Assessing efficacy
      • Regulatory & Compliance
      • Creation of artwork
      • PRODUCTION
      • Products is set up in system
      • Preparation for bulk manufacture
      • Packaging manufacturing
      • Finished product manufacturing
      • LAUNCH TO MARKETS
      MARKETING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
    • Verda Design Process
      • Product development chute
        • Insight
          • Sustainability trends in key markets
          • Needs and wants of consumers
          • Consumer trends and demographics
          • Competing products and brands
          • Emerging technologies (production, environmental, transformational)
        • Idea generation
          • Modification of existing products
          • Brainstorming new product options
          • Literature review
        • Concept development
          • Concept design
          • Initial market assessment
          • Sustainability assessment
    • Verda Design Process
      • Product development chute
        • Prototype and testing
          • Prototyping
          • Field testing
          • Performance testing (special tests for compliance)
        • Design resolution
          • Confirm design
          • Confirm sustainability attributes
        • Linking to Brand
          • Conformity to brand values
        • Review
          • Outcomes of sustainability attributes on business profitability
    • LCM Design Process Workshop
    • Supply Chain
      • Ability to change
      • Availability of preferable materials in NZ
      • Scale and influence to control
      • Technical Factors
      • Technology development
      • Distance to/from market and transport
      • Manufacturing
      • End-of-life management
    • Groups of enablers and barriers
      • Culture and Values
      • Market and Marketing Communication
      • Business Capability and Processes
      • Life Cycle Knowledge and Data
      • Supply Chain
      • Technical Factors
    • Summary Successful LCM implementation in R&D depends on:
      • Shared values & team ownership
      • Communication to the market (even if not asking today)
      • Structured design and development processes
      • Understanding product life cycle environmental issues and integration of life cycle thinking into daily R&D working practices
      • Ability to change supply chain and
      • other relevant technical / environmental issues, eg. manufacturing, transport, end-of-life.
      • Thank you