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Assessing the economic and environmental impact of remanufacturing: a decision support tool for OEM suppliers
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, ICT, Viktoria. INSEAD, France.
INSEAD, France.
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Production Research, ISSN 0020-7543, E-ISSN 1366-588XArticle in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

The circular economy is often presented as a solution for companies to increase the sustainability of their business. In many situations where suppliers produce subassemblies or modules for OEMs in a B2B context, dependency on their clients limits their options for profitable closed-loop supply chains. In this paper, we develop a simple tool suppliers can use to quickly assess whether remanufacturing is economic and environmentally attractive compared to producing new components. We derive optimal acquisition and reuse quantities that minimise total costs. Based on our analysis with a supplier in the automotive industry, we find that used core prices and remanufacturing yield rates have a large impact while an optimised design for remanufacturing can only marginally improve the situation. The tool is applicable to a wide variety of suppliers and industries that remanufacture their modules or subassemblies, or are exploring the option to engage in remanufacturing operations.

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circular economy, closed-loop supply chains, remanufacturing, optimisation, sustainability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-32782DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1367107OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-32782DiVA, id: diva2:1159892
Available from: 2017-11-24 Created: 2017-11-24 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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