Simulation Modelling of Remanufacturing Process and Sustainability Assessment

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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.


Remanufacturing 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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering ManagementPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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