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Customizing Products through Remanufacturing : Ideation of a Concept

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Koller, Jan ; Velte, Christoph J. ; Schötz, Sebastian ; Döpper, Frank:
Customizing Products through Remanufacturing : Ideation of a Concept.
In: Procedia Manufacturing. Vol. 43 (2020) . - pp. 598-605.
ISSN 2351-9789
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.151

Abstract in another language

Remanufacturing is one key element of a circular economy and plays an important role in reducing global resource consumption. Though advantages are clear, manufacturers often hesitate to introduce remanufacturing in fear of increasing production complexity, high manual effort and uncertain customer demand for remanufactured products. Meanwhile in new production, the development of consumer demand leads to individualized and diversified products, especially in business to customer relationships. In this paper, we propose a rationale for using remanufacturing as a strategy to increase product individualization in combining elements and strategies from mass customization and remanufacturing, while considering ecological and economic aspects. A conceptualization of potential use-cases explores an approach using remanufacturing to individualize products and thus tap new customer groups without cannibalizing new product sales.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Circular Economy; Remanufacturing; Mass Customization; Demand Cannibalization; Business Model Canvas
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technology > Chair Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technology - Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Döpper
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 06:31
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 06:31
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/55098