Business drivers for remanufacturing
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Seminar , 15th edition, Sidney, Australia, 2008, 581-586 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
In this paper the aim is to explore what drives companies to get involved in the remanufacturing operations. In the previous research there have been numerous case studies that partly have addresses the issue of why a company is getting involved in remanufacturing. A main conclusion from this study is that the motives for remanufacturing a product are very case-dependent e.g. in what industry sector the company have business in and what product type being remanufactured. In this study it is found that there are mainly three general business drivers for remanufacturing. These are: profit, company policy and the environmental drivers. For remanufacturing to be successful, these drivers are crucial, although it does not propose that all of theses drivers have to be present for a successful remanufacturing system. When combining the profit, policy and environmental factors there is a great potential for a win-win-win situation, meaning that the customer gets a quality product at a lower price, the manufacturer reduces their manufacturing costs and the environment gains from a lower environmental impact.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 581-586 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13320ISBN: 1877040673OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13320DiVA: diva2:18327
15th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering