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An Integrated Decision Support Framework For Remanufacturing In The Automotive Industry, Akhilesh Kumar Jan 2011

An Integrated Decision Support Framework For Remanufacturing In The Automotive Industry, Akhilesh Kumar

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In today's global economy, firms are seeking any and every opportunity to differentiate from competitors by reducing supply chain costs and adding value to end customers. One increasingly popular option, under growing consumer awareness and increasing legislation, is to reintegrate returned products into the supply chain to achieve economic benefits as well as improve sustainability. An important class of such "reverse" goods flows has to do with remanufacturing (reman), which refers to activities that restore returned products ("cores") or their major modules to operational condition for using in place of new product or distributing through other channels (e.g ...