Assessment of Remanufacturability Index for an Automotive Product: A Case Study

Assessment of Remanufacturability Index for an Automotive Product: A Case Study

Jayakrishna Kandasamy (VIT University, India), Aravind Raj Sakthivel (VIT University, India), Vimal K. E. K. (National Institute of Technology Patna, India), Shama M. S. (Trinity College of Engineering, India), Sultan M. T. H. (University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia), V. Sharath Kumar Reddy (VIT University, India) and Jyoteesh Gutha (VIT University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5445-5.ch016

Abstract

The increasing competition among the manufacturing organizations and stringent government regulation forces the manufacturing organizations to implement sustainability principles in manufacturing. Sustainability focuses on material, product development, and manufacturing process orientations. End of life (EoL) disposal of the product is very much important in the modern scenario. The remanufacturing is a vital strategy for attaining sustainability in manufacturing. The assessment of remanufacturability of products needs to be done during the design stage so as to provide the manufacturers the guidelines for sustainable product development. In this context, this chapter presents the insights on remanufacturability index assessment for a typical automotive product. The practical implications of the study are also being discussed.
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Key Terms in this Chapter

RWDI: Relative weight of disassembly index.

RI: Remanufacturability index.

CIC: Cleaning and inspection cost.

EI: Environmental index.

si: State index.

OCC: Original cost of components.

di: Disassembly index.

RUI: Reusability index.

ESI: Effective state index.

RPI: Repairability index.

EDI: Effective disassembly index.

RCI: Reconditionability index.

RWICI: Relative weight of inspection and cleaning index.

RWSI: Relative weight of state index.

ICI: Inspection and cleaning index.

EWC: Estimated worth of the component.

EICI: Effective inspection and cleaning index.

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