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Title: A web-based information system to support end-of-life product recovery
Authors: Rahimifard, Aysin
Newman, Stephen T.
Rahimifard, Shahin
Keywords: Product take-back
End-of-life management
Environmentally conscious manufacturing
Recycling of cutting tools
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMechE
Citation: RAHIMIFARD, A., NEWMAN, S.T. and RAHIMIFARD, S., 2004. A web-based information system to support end-of-life product recovery. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 218 (9), pp. 1047-1057
Abstract: Increased public awareness towards global environmental problems has forced manufacturing companies to consider the negative impacts of their activities on the environment. In this context, the effective management of products at the end of their useful life has become of paramount importance due to the ever-increasing national and international legislation and directives aimed at making take-back and recovery of used products obligatory for the original equipment manufacturer. This highlights a need for a systematic approach for enhancement of information, business and production management systems to deal with additional activities and processes related to the recovery of products. The research reported in this paper has developed a five-stage methodology to support product end-of-life management within manufacturing companies. The modelling and design of appropriate product recovery information systems, which constitute the main core of this methodology, are also described. The paper concludes with the description of an application of this methodology and information system design for the recovery of cutting tools at the end of their useful life in metalworking applications.
Description: This is an article from the journal, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture [© IMechE]. It is also available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/77411m3m22k72322/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/0954405041897004
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5057
ISSN: 0954-4054
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