Recoverable manufacturing systems: A framework for analysis

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Recoverable product environments are becoming an increasingly attractive way of providing environmentally friendly products. These type of systems avoid the problem of pollution by extending a product's useful life and by recycling materials at the end of a product's life. The management and control of recoverable manufacturing systems are more difficult than in traditional manufacturing systems. Recoverable manufacturing systems include both repair and remanufacturing operations, which differ in key control aspects. In addition, the amount of variability, with respect to materials and scheduling, in both repair and remanufacturing operations is inherently higher than in traditional manufacturing. Here, the authors provide a framework which allows for the analysis of a recoverable manufacturing system and identifies the key areas for research in order to provide effective management and control of such systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovation in Technology Management - The Key to Global Leadership, PICMET 1997
Subtitle of host publicationPortland International Conference on Management and Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780335740, 9780780335745
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Event1997 Portland International Conference on Management and Technology, PICMET 1997 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jul 31 1997Jul 31 1997


Other1997 Portland International Conference on Management and Technology, PICMET 1997
CountryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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