In this presentation, we will explore how business analysis can be used to enhance the sustainability of products and services in small manufacturing companies. By leveraging key business analysis techniques, we can identify opportunities and develop strategies that promote environmentally conscious practices and contribute to long-term sustainability goals.
The session will begin by examining market trends and consumer preferences related to sustainability. Through comprehensive market analysis, we will identify emerging sustainability demands and gauge the competitive landscape. This information will enable small manufacturing companies to align their product offerings with market needs and capitalize on sustainability-driven opportunities.
A vital component of sustainability enhancement is conducting a life cycle assessment (LCA) of products and services. We will demonstrate how business analysis methodologies can be applied to assess the environmental impact of each stage of a product’s life cycle, including raw material extraction, production, distribution, use, and end-of-life management. By quantifying environmental impacts, companies can identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to minimize their ecological footprint.
Cost-benefit analysis will also be highlighted as a valuable tool in driving sustainable decision-making. By quantifying the financial costs and benefits associated with sustainability initiatives, businesses can prioritize and justify investments in eco-friendly practices. We will explore how business analysis techniques can be used to evaluate the financial viability of sustainable alternatives, such as renewable energy sources, waste reduction strategies, and resource-efficient technologies.
Furthermore, we will emphasize the importance of stakeholder engagement and collaboration in sustainable product development. Business analysis methodologies, such as stakeholder analysis and requirements gathering, can help identify and prioritize stakeholders’ sustainability expectations. By involving stakeholders in the design and development process, small manufacturing companies can ensure that their products and services align with environmental values and meet customer demands.
By harnessing the power of business analysis, small manufacturing companies can proactively integrate sustainability into their product and service offerings. Through market analysis, life cycle assessments, cost-benefit analysis, and stakeholder engagement, businesses can identify sustainable opportunities, optimize resource usage, and create products that resonate with environmentally conscious consumers.
The goal of this presentation is to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to leverage business analysis for sustainable product and service development. Attendees will gain practical insights and actionable strategies to enhance the sustainability of their offerings, positioning their companies for long-term success in an environmentally conscious market.
About the Speaker’s
Andrej Guštin has more than 20 years’ experience in large-scale project management, business process management, consulting, training, functional design, touch points design, development and deployment, Information Technology and portal implementation. He has successfully led many business process, functional and technical projects in a variety of industries and companies. Andrej Guštin has been a President of IIBA CHAPTER SLOVENIA since 2022. He holds a Master of Science Degree and a Certificate in Business Analysis. In his spare time, Andrej enjoys cycling, cross-country skiing and diving.
Mojca Guštin is a dedicated full-time professor at the Secondary School of Multimedia and Graphic Technology in Ljubljana. With an extensive background in corporate graphic design, she has moved into education, sharing her professional and
research expertise. As an expert in multimedia, she guides students in animation, 3D printing, web usability, post-production and more. Mojca holds a Master of Science degree.