Remanufacturing Key to Sustainable Supply Chains

by Derek Guest

Source: Environmental Leader

June 5, 2014

Remanufacturing drives sustainability, according to APICS Foundation research that finds 68 percent of respondents say sustainability is the primary advantage associated with remanufacturing and 41 percent already consider it a formal component of their organization's sustainability policies.

Remanufacturing — restoring used or worn products to like-new condition — is an area of growing opportunity for supply chainand operations management professionals, APICS Foundation says. Previously segmented to specific areas of the B2C supply chain, like customer service, remanufacturing has established a place in both B2C and B2B supply chain models and is expanding significantly as additional markets accept and trust the "as good as new" concept.

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