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Remanufacturing: a key strategy for sustainable development

Ijomah, Winifred L. and Childe, Steve and McMahon, Chris (2004) Remanufacturing: a key strategy for sustainable development. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 1-86058-470-5

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Abstract

Remanufacturing is a process of bringing used products to "like-new" functional state with warranty to match. It recovers a substantial proportion of the resource incorporated in a used product in its first manufacture, at low additional cost, thus reducing the price of the resulting product. The key remanufacturing problem is the ambiguity in its definition leading to paucity of knowledge and research in the process. Also, few remanufacturing tools and techniques have been developed to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. This paper addresses these issues by describing the findings of in-depth UK case studies, including, a robust remanufacturing definition and an analytic model of the generic remanufacturing business process for improving remanufacturing knowledge and expertise.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 5505
Keywords: remanufacturing, sustainable development, environment, manufacturing, design, Manufactures, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Subjects: Technology > Manufactures
Technology > Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Depositing user: Miss Jan Manson
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2008
Last modified: 26 Mar 2015 21:55
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5505

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