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10 System Design for Eco-efficiency

Casa Quick products are distributed from vans that drive from house to house according to their delivery route. According to their needs, every family can refill their reusable plastic containers (provided by Allegrini) and pay for the just right quantity of detergent. At the same time the clients can acquire information about optimising detergent consumption. Before the introduction of this service the customers were using throw-away bottles, but the re-usable ones that are essentially a part of the service have drastically reduced the need for packaging (and reduced the material consumption). Besides, other problems connected with recycling traditional containers that are caused by the detergent residuals are avoided, which may be in danger of contaminating the environment if discharged. Example 10.3 Detergent home delivery with reusable containers, Allegrini

10.4.2 Services Providing “Final Results” for Customers This supply system anticipates the transition from product sales to result sales (Examples 10.4 and 10.5). The supplier here provides a service and remains the owner of the product. As pointed out before, in this case, the company has all the commercial and environmental motivation to continually improve performance in order to optimise the energy and material consumption during use. Besides, the placement of use, maintenance and repairs under professional management has efficacious results.

Examples 10.4 Rank Xerox is a photocopier producer. In Germany it is offering package deals of photocopiers, their maintenance and repairs, as well as doing the actual copies, collecting the originals and distributing the copies. For this package it has developed a systemic approach – the Chain Management System – to deal with the re-use and recycling of equipment components.

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