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Viability of remanufacturing practice: a strategic decision making framework for Chinese auto-parts companies

Abdulrahman, Muhammad Dan-Asabe; Subramanian, Nachiappan; Liu, Chang; Shu, Chengqi

Authors

Muhammad Dan-Asabe Abdulrahman muhammad.abdulrahman@nottingham.edu.cn

Nachiappan Subramanian nachiappan.subramanian@nottingham.edu.cn

Chang Liu

Chengqi Shu shu.chengqi323@gmail.com



Abstract

Remanufacturing is a sustainable and proven profitable practice in the western world. Research on remanufacturing practices is relatively unexploited in China, despite being the “global factory” and both the world's largest automobile manufacturer and vehicle market. The increasing amount of automotive output and End-of-Life vehicles (ELVs) in China provides Chinese auto-parts companies with significant potential for environmentally conscious manufacturing and product recovery. Using case studies, we have investigated the status of remanufacturing practices, key determinants for strategic decision making to remanufacture in-house, outsource remanufacturing and/or not to engage in remanufacturing in Chinese auto parts firms using an analytical hierarchy process (AHP). This study suggests that Chinese firms are keen to adopt remanufacturing practice in-house compared to outsourcing despite a lack of technical and managerial capabilities.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 15, 2015
Journal Journal of Cleaner Production
Print ISSN 0959-6526
Electronic ISSN 1879-1786
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 105
APA6 Citation Abdulrahman, M. D., Subramanian, N., Liu, C., & Shu, C. (2015). Viability of remanufacturing practice: a strategic decision making framework for Chinese auto-parts companies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 105, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.02.065
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.02.065
Keywords Remanufacturing; Automotive; China; Strategic decision making; Analytical hierarchy process (AHP)
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.02.065
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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