Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108890
Authors: 
Ramoni, Monsuru O.
Zhang, Hong-chao
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Remanufacturing [ISSN:] 2210-4690 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2012 [Pages:] 1-8
Abstract: 
Manufacturing contributes heavily to environmental life cycle measures such as energy, material use, and water consumption through depletion and pollution. To lessen the environmental impacts, a number of initiatives have been developed. One of such initiatives is the used product take back, a process through which manufacturers collect used products and remanufacture them to like-new condition. However, remanufacturing of the used products at a modest cost is becoming a daunting task for many manufacturers due to the increasing complexity in many products. To mitigate this remanufacturing challenge, this paper develops a metric to quantify the remanufacturability incorporated into the new product at the design stage. The metric is based on entropy, a phenomenon well known in engineering.
Subjects: 
remanufacturing
entropy
metric
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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