Simulation Modelling of Remanufacturing Process and Sustainability Assessment
Modelling of the remanufacturing process is challenging. The flows of materials are not, as transparent as in the primary production process. The logic of the remanufacturing process requires that products are disassembled and after reprocessing they are reassembled. Not all components and materials can be fully recovered and some of them need to be replaced. The literature on remanufacturing process modelling using simulation approach is very limited. In this chapter we present how a simulation can be used to model remanufacturing process. Moreover we propose set of indicators which allow assessing the environmental, economic and social impact of different variants of remanufacturing process organization.
KeywordsRemanufacturing Simulation Sustainability assessment Indicators
This chapter presents to results of the research financed by the NCBiR (The National Center for Research and Development) in the framework of the German-Polish cooperation for sustainable development, project “Sustainability in remanufacturing operations (SIRO)”, grant no WPN/2/2012.
- APSRG (2014) APSRG report triple win. Econ Soc Environ Remanuf, December 2014. Available from: www.policyconnect.org.uk/apsrg
- COM (2015) COM 2015/595: proposal for a directive of the european parliament and of the council, http://eur-lex.europa.eu/resource.html?uri=cellar:c2b5929d-999e-11e5-b3b7-01aa75ed71a1.0018.02/DOC_1&format=PDF
- Golinska-Dawson P, Pawlewski P (2015b) Modelling of the remanufacturing process from a sustainable perspective. In: 2015 IEEE 20th conference on emerging technologies & factory automation (ETFA), pp 1–8. IEEEGoogle Scholar
- Golinska-Dawson P, Kosacka M, Nowak A (2015) The survey on the challenges of organization of automotive component remanufacturing in small-sized companies in Poland. In: Toward sustainable operations of supply chain and logistics systems, pp 241–252. Springer International PublishingGoogle Scholar
- Kim HJ, Severengiz S, Skerlos SJ, Seliger G (2008) Economic and environmental assessment of remanufacturing in the automotive industry. In: LCE 2008: 15th CIRP international conference on life cycle engineering: conference proceedings. Sydney, NSW, pp 195–200Google Scholar
- Kosacka M, Golinska-Dawson P, Mierzwiak R (2015) Sustainability classification for SMEs from the remanufacturing sector. Chiang Mai Univ J Natural Sci 14(4):321–338Google Scholar
- Moon YB (2016) Simulation modeling for sustainability: a review of the literature. Int J Sustain Eng (Aug/2016)Google Scholar
- Qingli D, Hao S, Hui Z (2008). Simulation of remanufacturing in reverse supply chain based on system dynamics. In: 2008 International conference on service systems and service management, pp 1–6. IEEEGoogle Scholar
- Seitz M, Peattie K (2004) Meeting the closed-loop challenge: the case of remanufacturing. Calif Manag Rev 46(2):74–78Google Scholar
- Singh RK, Murty HR, Gupta SK, Dikshit AK (2009) An overview of sustainability assessment methodologies. Ecol Ind 15(1):281–299Google Scholar
- Steinhilper R (1998) Remanufacturing: the ultimate form of recycling. Fraunhofer IRB VerlagGoogle Scholar
- Sundin E, Lee HM (2012) In what way is remanufacturing good for the environment? Design for innovative value towards a sustainable society: proceedings of EcoDesign 2012: 7th international symposium on environmentally conscious design and inverse manufacturing. Springer, New York, pp 552–557Google Scholar