Remanufacturing in the heavy vehicle industry : case study of a Finnish machine manufacturer
|Author:||Rönkkö, Pasi1; Ayati, Sayed Mohammad1; Majava, Jukka1|
1Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, 90014 Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021111855886
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute,
|Publish Date:|| 2021-11-18
This study analyses remanufacturing operations of a Finnish heavy vehicle manufacturer with global operations. The company has remanufactured and refurbished certain components for a decade in a centralised remanufacturing and recycling centre in Finland, but it has encountered significant challenges, especially in reverse logistics. The company considers regional remanufacturing to decrease these disadvantages. The purpose of this study is to analyse the characteristics, challenges and benefits of regional remanufacturing by reviewing the relevant literature and analysing the empirical data, including a survey for international subsidiaries of the case company to determine regional needs. As a result, we have identified significant benefits, especially related to minimised logistics costs and better availability of the components, but also challenges, such as lack of resources, and insufficient economies of scale.
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
222 Other engineering and technologies
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