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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Design for Remanufacturing: a design management perspective

In her article "Incorporating design for remanufacturing in the early design stage: a design management perspective", Nina Boorsma examines how Design for Remanufacturing can be better integrated in the early design phase.

The article "Incorporating design for remanufacturing in the early design stage: a design management perspective" discusses how design management can facilitate the implementation of Design for Remanufacturing, based on literature research and in-depth interviews. Seven companies active in the B2B market have been interviewed about which design-related opportunities and obstacles they see for remanufacturing.

The researchers found that access to technical knowledge is not an obstacle, while integrating this knowledge into the existing design process is. The conclusion is that design management can contribute to the incorporation of Design for Remanufacturing, for the following reasons: by communicating its value to a company, by building bridges between internal and external stakeholders, and by embedding Design for Remanufacturing in existing processes by means of KPIs and roadmaps.

The article "Incorporating design for remanufacturing in the early design stage: a design management perspective" was published in the Journal for Remanufacturing.

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