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Development of design for remanufacturing guidelines to support sustainable manufacturing


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Ijomah, W., McMahon, C. A., Hammond, G. P. and Newman, S. T., 2007. Development of design for remanufacturing guidelines to support sustainable manufacturing. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 23 (6), pp. 712-719.

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Abstract

Developing sustainable approaches to manufacture is a critical global concern. Key measures towards this include practicing design for environment (ecodesign), for example by improving remanufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. Remanufacturing is a process of bringing used products to a "like-new" functional state with warranty to match. Its significance is that it can be both profitable and less harmful to the environment in comparison to conventional manufacturing. Remanufacturing has a low profile in world economies and is poorly understood because of its relative novelty in research terms. However, environmental and competitive pressures are changing the global and business environment and this is fuelling interest in the practice. This paper provides the background to remanufacturing together with the findings from workshops recently undertaken in the UK as part of research into design and manufacturing approaches to facilitate remanufacturing. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsIjomah, W., McMahon, C. A., Hammond, G. P. and Newman, S. T.
DOI10.1016/j.rcim.2007.02.017
Uncontrolled Keywordsindustrial economics, reverse engineering, process planning, production engineering, sustainable development, cost benefit analysis
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code1610

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