Towards facilitating circular product life-cycle information flow via remanufacturing
2015 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271, E-ISSN 2212-8271, Vol. 29, 780-785 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to achieve a sustainable development, circular economy approaches and circular material flows are explored in industry. However, circular information flows remain essentially unestablished. The aim of this paper is to: 1) explore categories and types of product life-cycle information available for remanufacturing; 2) identify constraints for efficient product life-cycle information flow via remanufacturing; and 3) propose initiatives to facilitate product life-cycle information flow via remanufacturing.
Data was collected through workshops and interviews at five remanufacturing companies. An accumulated Sankey diagram illustrates product life-cycle information flow, losses and bottleneck. Based on the analysis, possible initiatives to facilitate efficient product life-cycle information flow via remanufacturing are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 29, 780-785 p.
Remanufacturing; Product life-cycle stackeholder; Feedback; Feed forward; Sankey diagram
Other Civil Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120761DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.02.162ISI: 000356146100132OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120761DiVA: diva2:848175
22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), Univ New S Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, April 7-9, 2015