Market-driven positioning of remanufactured product for design for remanufacturing with part upgrade

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Abstract

In a market with rapid changes in technology and customer preferences, technological obsolescence of end-of-life products poses a significant challenge to product end-of-life recovery. Remanufacturing with appropriate part upgrade can be a promising solution for overcoming obsolescence. This paper proposes a model for positioning a remanufactured product with an aim to support design for remanufacturing with part reuse and upgrade. By considering original product design, target market, and recovery economics (i.e., original design specifications, expected timing and quantity of end-of-life products, customer preferences and competing products, and expected remanufacturing cost and revenue), the model provides an estimate for appropriate selling price and specifications of a remanufactured product at which maximum recovery profit is expected. The developed model is illustrated with an example of desktop computer. Potential applications are also discussed with an emphasis on design for remanufacturing and recovery strategy planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011
Pages1043-1055
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2011Aug 31 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume9

Other

OtherASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period8/28/118/31/11

Keywords

  • Product end-of-life recovery
  • Remanufacturing
  • Reuse
  • Upgrade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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