Lean remanufacturing

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"How do I apply lean methods in my remanufacturing organization?" is a question many executives and managers ask themselves. Since the literature on using lean tools in production environments is usually focused on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), its application in commercial remanufacturing is often unreported. This chapter fills a gap in the literature with a brief overview of how remanufacturers can translate manufacturing-oriented lean tools and principles into their processes. The authors also discuss the challenges and opportunities that are peculiar to lean remanufacturing operations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Lean Management
EditorsTorbjørn Netland , Daryl Powell
Place of PublicationMilton Park, Abingdon, Oxon
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2016

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NameRoutledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting


  • original equipment manufacturers
  • lean management
  • remanufacturing process

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