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Remanufacturing is key to supply chain growth

By Bob Trebilcock, Editor at Large
June 03, 2014

Most supply chains move in one direction: New products move from manufacturing to a customer. Increasingly, those products are coming back into the supply chain, either as returns for repair under warranty work or to be remanufactured for reuse. In fact, new research from the nonprofit organization APICS Foundation, finds that remanufacturing serves a broad array of strategic interests for companies, provides considerable career advancement potential for individuals and has become instrumental in furthering sustainability initiatives.

“Remanufacturing was once considered a niche process,” says Jonathan Thatcher, director of research, APICS Foundation. “Today it is becoming a mainstream practice.”

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About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Editor at Large

Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484 and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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