Show simple item record Gamage, JR Ijomah, WL Windmill, J 2015-08-03T10:13:00Z 2015-08-03T10:13:00Z 2015-08-03
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri en_US
dc.subject Automotive Industry en_US
dc.subject Cleaning en_US
dc.subject Remanufacturing en_US
dc.title What makes cleaning a costly operation in remanufacturing? en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.conference Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing - Innovative Solutions [11th ] en_US Berlin en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 222-226 en_US en_US

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