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Graduate: Sustainability Impact during Product Development

Posted 17 May 2024
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  • Assignment type: Graduation
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Assignment Duration: 6
  • Location: Veghel
  • Educational Level: WO
  • Desired Study: Innovation Sciences, Innovation Management, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Language: Dutch/English

Assignment

To ensure that we make sustainable design choices during product development, we want to be able to use the LCA methodology during different stages of the design and development process.

How would the LCA methodology fit in the development process of Vanderlande and which tools and databases are suitable for our type of products and services?

Department

In Vanderlande we have a dedicated team that drives the sustainability transformation in our company. You will be part of this Corporate Sustainability Team and work closely together with stakeholders from other departments, like product development teams, system engineers and supply chain. You will get the opportunity to gain experience with all departments that are involved in the product development process. You will be challenged to address your project in a structured and self-employed way and bring your knowledge into practice.

Tasks

  • Research of standards and regulations
  • Develop a solution how LCA fits in the development process
  • Proposal of tools and databases based on selection criteria
  • Proof the concept by doing a pilot project

Your Profile

  • You have affinity with product development and the product development process
  • You understand the basic principles of Sustainability Assessments
  • You are a self-starter and have a pro-active attitude.
  • Mandatory enrollment to a Dutch Education System & resident of The Netherlands.

Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 4.2 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 14 of the world’s top 20.

Logistics
Veghel
6,000 employees