Product lifecycle

Sustainable product lifecycle design

Understand how to apply sustainable design considerations for projects, production and supply chains within systems.

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Sustainable product lifecycle design
Members:
£550.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£650.00 Plus vat

Summary

Understand how to apply sustainable design considerations for projects, production and supply chains within systems.

New Product Introduction (NPI) classically needs to deliver an agreed product specification on time, to cost and quality. Now however, NPI must also consider sustainability from initial concept through to development for the subsequent user phase.  

Intended for engineers involved at any stage of the product development process, we have designed this course to improve your ability to bring new products to market on time, on-budget, to the desired quality and environmental standards. 

Using examples and cases studies from a range of organisations, delegates will examine both where the process can go wrong with implications on failing to meet both customers’ and business internal expectations.  By applying the principles of high performing organisations, engineers can transform the way products are conceived, designed, developed, launched into production and serviced into the customer base. 

Upon completion, delegates will be equipped to identify and implement practical improvements that are relevant to their own organisation and their respective supply chains. 

The course outlines both the concepts and structures needed for successful new product introduction, together with the need to establish productive, collaborative relationships between all of the functions and partners involved. 

Who should attend?

This course is intended for engineers involved at any stage of the process of bringing new products to market. 

How will I benefit?

    • Review the current status of the New Product Introduction (NPI) process in your organisation. 
    • Better understand the NPI and business targets which engineering will impact.
    • More readily recognise and manage issues early in NPI which would otherwise develop and have significant launch consequences.
    • Build better project NPI teams/alliances to increase your sphere of influence and effectiveness.
    • Better validate product and processes for industrialisation.
    • Create simple structures to validate potential solutions, track progress, manage risk, highlight issues and take action.
    • Identify and undertake some immediate improvement actions.
    • Create a structure and an implementation plan for improving the NPI process in your organisation.
    Contributes 7 CPD hours

    Key topics

    • Using CO2e as a unit of engineering measure
    • Product and Production system development in a circular economy
    • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and 'Design for Planet' approach
    • Sustainable Material selection and extraction
    • Synergising DFMA, LEAN and Quality with sustainable design
    • Using the Internet of Things (IoT) as a sustainability tool.

    To get the most out of this course, you should first begin to understand how to assess your sustainability practices to produce a robust business case. You can do so by booking this course alongside Re-engineering for a circular economy which covers this.

    Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B, C, D and E

    1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
    2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
    3. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
    4. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
    5. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

    Meet our trainers

    These trainers regularly teach Sustainable product lifecycle design.

    • Harvey Leech

      Harvey Leach

      Harvey is a mechanical engineer by training and spent over 25 years working in a variety of roles through the whole product lifecycle in the automotive industry - from research, through product development to production strategy. For the last 15 years, he has been applying this breadth of experience as a consultant, trainer and coach, helping multi-functional teams to work collaboratively to bring products to market better and faster at lower cost.
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      Tom Festa

      Tom Festa is a MBA-qualified Chartered Engineer who has worked and led Vehicle Projects for MINI BMW for over 20 years. Now an Engineering Management consultant who lectures at Oxford Brookes University (Engineering Mgmt Ethics and Sustainability) and is a trainer for the IMechE.

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    • Duration:
      1 day
    • Location:
      London
    • CPD Hours:
      7
    • UK-Spec:
      A, B, C, D, E

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    11 Apr 2024
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    12 Sep 2024 10% discount available until 12 July

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    Some of the companies we've worked with

    • Alten
    • AMH Material Handling
    • Avara Foods
    • bmt
    • Bombardier
    • Bombardier
    • Frazer Nash
    • Gas Networks Ireland
    • International Nuclear Services
    • JCB
    • Martin Baker
    • National Composited Centre
    • Network Rail
    • Smurfit Kappa
    • sse

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