I think one the important take aways from today's conversation with Peter Buca is that sustainability is an added-value in the design process where the value can be clearly and measurably quantified: energy saved, material usage, etc. These translate into cost savings both in the product design and manufacturing process and also into the life cycle of the product in use by the customer (ROI, etc.) It's in the ability to articulate the quantifiable value of sustainability where Parker is leading the way.
Thanks Peter Buca of Paker Hannifin, for a very insightful discussion on the role that sustainability is playing in the nuts and bolts world of product design and development. To our listeners today, please enter your questions for Pete now.
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