Promoting remanufacturing through collaboration

Iris Karvonen, Kim Jansson, Mikko Uoti

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Remanufacturing is an ultimate form of recycling by manufacturing "good as new" products from used products. Through remanufacturing, materials and energy can be saved and less waste is produced. However, at present, the application of remanufacturing is common only in specific industrial fields and geographic areas. This paper describes challenges identified and discusses how collaboration and networking of companies can support the implementation of remanufacturing. In addition to cases described in literature, the study uses information collected from Finnish case companies operating in remanufacturing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Systems for Reindustrialization
Subtitle of host publicationPRO-VE 2013
EditorsL.M. Camarinha-Matos , R.J. Scherer
PublisherInternational Federation for Information Processing
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-40543-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40542-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event14th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE'13 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 30 Sep 20132 Oct 2013

Publication series

SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


Conference14th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE'13
Abbreviated titlePRO-VE 2013


  • Collaboration
  • life cycle
  • remanufacturing

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