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Warranty and Sustainable Improvement of Used Products through Remanufacturing

Shafiee, Mahmood, Saidi-Mehrabad, Mohammad, Jalali Naini, Seyed Gholamreza (2009) Warranty and Sustainable Improvement of Used Products through Remanufacturing. International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 4 (1/2/3). pp. 68-83. ISSN 1743-5110. E-ISSN 1743-5129. (doi:10.1504/IJPLM.2009.031667) (KAR id:80810)

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Abstract

Currently, a large number of used/second-hand products are being sold with remanufacturing. Remanufacturing is a process of bringing used products to a better functional state and can be applied as a way for (1) controlling the deterioration process, (2) reducing the likelihood of a failure over the warranty period and (3) making the used item effectively younger. Remanufacturing is relatively a new concept and has received very limited attention. In this paper, we develop an important sustainable improvement approach for used items sold with failure free warranty to determine the optimal improvement level. Our model makes a useful contribution to the reliability growth literature, as it captures the uncertainty and suggests improvement in the remanufacturing process. By using this model, the dealers can decide whether and how much to invest in remanufacturing projects.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/IJPLM.2009.031667
Uncontrolled keywords: reliability; remanufacturing; sustainable improvement; used product; warranty
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA165 Engineering instruments, meters etc. Industrial instrumentation
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials engineering and construction
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Mahmood Shafiee
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2020 15:50 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 09:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80810 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Shafiee, Mahmood: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6122-5719
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