Abstract—Importance of remanufactured products for protection of environment is well known, especially in the context of sustainable development. Study of key elements &challenges in the remanufacturing sector is essential for successful launching of remanufactured products. Study of the link between product cannibalization and remanufacturing opportunities is also important in the remanufacturing sector. Some important challenges like cost of End-of-Life Product, quality expectation of customers and supply limitation are discussed in this paper. Key elements like Product Acquisition Management, Reverse Logistic Collections, Supply and Demand of remanufactured products play an important role in grabbing the market share. Case studies of a cartridge industry and PC Monitors industry are explained for better understanding of remanufacturing issues and benefits.
Index Terms—Remanufacturing, product life cycle, product cannibalization, end-of-life, reverse supply chain management, product acquisition management.
Hari Vasudevan is with the D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering affiliated to Mumbai University, Vile-Parle Mumbai-400056 India. (e-mail:email@example.com).
Vilas Kalamkar is with the Mechanical Department at Sardar Patel College of Engineering affiliated to Mumbai University, Andheri,Mumbai-400058 India.(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ravi Terkar is with the Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering affiliated to NMIMS University, Vile-Parle, Mumbai-400056 India.(e-mail: email@example.com)
Cite: Hari Vasudevan, Vilas Kalamkar, and Ravi Terkar, "Remanufacturing for Sustainable Development: Key Challenges, Elements, and Benefits," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 84-89, 2012.