Modern remanufacturing practices are considered an essential component of sustainable manufacturing. These processes aid in maximizing the use of resources, while ensuring that manufacturing best practices involve planning for long term customer support.
Just recently, sustainable manufacturing has begun to change the face of remanufacturing due to a developing culture that emphasizes long-term planning and proactive remanufacturing. By taking the extra steps to consider product lifecycles and component longevity, production can be customized by to maximize OEM performance.
Benefits of Sustainable Manufacturing
Sustainable manufacturing is beneficial to company operations both prior and subsequent to initial manufacturing operations. Preparation can help to reduce labor and costs by projecting the tools and technical expertise necessary for future serviceability. As a result, retooling, reengineering, and risk of product obsolescence is minimized. This improves customer support services drastically and helps to strengthen supplier relations.
Aside from these institutional benefits, statistics indicate significant environmental benefit to remanufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing enables manufacturers to utilize resources to their full capacity and reduce their carbon footprint. For more on the benefits of sustainable remanufacturing, check out AER’s Benefits of Sustainable Manufacturing Ebook.