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Main Title: What makes cleaning a costly operation in remanufacturing?
Author(s): Gamage, J.R.
Ijomah, Winifred L.
Windmill, James
Type: Conference Object
Language: English
Language Code: en
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-3753
Abstract: Product remanufacturing is a widely accepted product reuse strategy in most industries due to its unique advantage of retaining a greater portion of added value in the initial manufacturing stage. Remanufacturing involves a sequence of operations including disassembly, cleaning, inspection, parts replacement, reassembly and testing. Previous research has shown that the cost of cleaning is only second to the cost of parts replacement. The objective of this study is to illustrate the significance of the cleaning operation in automotive remanufacturing and to identify the factors influencing the cost of the cleaning process. Case studies on four UK remanufacturers, three automotive and one copier, were carried out. Seven key factors causing high cleaning costs were identified and categorised under two dimensions. These are the technical nature of the products and processes of cleaning and the business nature of the remanufacturer.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-72026
http://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/5016
http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-4719
Issue Date: 2013
Date Available: 8-Oct-2015
DDC Class: 670 Industrielle Fertigung
Subject(s): Automotive industry
Cleaning
Remanufacturing
Sustainable manufacturing
Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/
Proceedings Title: Innovative solutions : proceedings / 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013
Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Publisher Place: Berlin
Page Start: 219
Page End: 223
Notes: Part of: Seliger, Günther (Ed.): Innovative solutions : proceedings / 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013. - Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2013. - ISBN 978-3-7983-2609-5 (online). - http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-40276. - pp. 219–223.
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