“Suppose you company is going to lauch a New Product into market”. In this task why its is important to have interfuctional coperation for new product design? What are the symptoms of a possible lack of interfunctional cooperation?
2.” When firms are making process selection decisions, they must consider the environmental impact”. Discuss the three areas of decisions that affect environmental impact?
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Inter-functional cooperation is essential in choosing the appropriate new product that can be manufactured and traded at a profit. When the market-pull approach is used in the new-product design, there is the chance of focusing only on the products that can be sold and choosing those that are contrary to the production facilities available. This may inhibit profitability. Suppose a technology-push approach is used in the new product design, the product may be technologically superior, but this may result in unprofitability due to the high costs incurred in innovation.
Symptoms of a possible lack of inter-functional cooperation are: Communication breakdowns,the lack of integration in the cross-functional ideas,the failure to integrate product design, there is also the lack of comprehension of what others add to the processes and more cross-functional rivalry and diminished respect that may hinder inter-functional cooperation.
Environmental assessment is essential in integrating environmental concerns in the professional environment when selecting processes (Therivel, 2012). An argument that supports this states that its impacts at an early stage allow for assessing the cumulative effects of the methods. This results in efficiency since it could mitigate the complexities that affect the environment due to the procedures.
The three areas of decisions that impact the environment include pollution control innovations, pollution mitigation technologies, and pollution practices that influence how the processes are applied. Pollution mitigation and control involving the technologies used are approaches that mitigate waste production and the release of harmful substances to the environment. This also incorporates procedures, materials, and practices that reduce or eradicate the formation of pollutants at the source.
This is achieved through improved efficiency in how energy, raw materials, water, and other relevant resources are used and the safeguarding of natural resources through conservation measures. Additionally, pollution mitigation strategies may involve developing processes that create little raw material waste and purchasing improved process equipment that operates on little energy.