Product life-cycle implications for remanufacturing strategies
2009 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 17, no 11, 999-1009 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
For remanufacturing to be successful, there is a need to gain information on future market needs of remanufactured products, and match this to information on the magnitude of return flows. One of the major issues impacting remanufacturing is in the difficulty of obtaining used products (cores) that are suitable for remanufacturing. The timing and quantity of product returns is dependent on the type of product. Factors such as the mean product lifetime, rate of technical innovation, and failure rate of components all influence the return rate of products from end-of-use and end-of-life. The balance between product returns and demand for remanufactured products is a function of many variables, where the rate of technological innovation and the expected life of a product are the major influencing characteristics. The main contribution of this paper is the support that is provided in different supply and demand situations. By using a product life-cycle perspective, the supply and demand situations can be foreseen, and support given regarding possible strategies in these situations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 17, no 11, 999-1009 p.
Remanufacturing; Component cannibalization; Product life-cycle; Remanufacturing strategies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13321DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.02.021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13321DiVA: diva2:18328
Original Publication: Johan Östlin, Erik Sundin and Mats Björkman, Product Lifecycle Implications for Remanufacturing Strategies, 2009, Journal of Cleaner Production, (17), 11, 999-1009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.02.021 Copyright: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. http://www.elsevier.com/2009-06-122009-03-092016-04-12Bibliographically approved