Title: Identification and analysis of industry initiatives in improving remanufacturing in India

Authors: Vaishali Sharma; S.K. Garg; P.B. Sharma

Addresses: Delhi Technological University, Bawana Road, Shahabad Daulatpur, Delhi 110042, India ' Delhi Technological University, Bawana Road, Shahabad Daulatpur, Delhi 110042, India ' Delhi Technological University, Bawana Road, Shahabad Daulatpur, Delhi 110042, India

Abstract: Remanufacturing is an important manufacturing activity for any economy as it helps to provide processing equipment and products at a lower cost and also helps to reduce environmental degradation and green house gasses. In spite of its economic, environmental and social importance it is not getting the due focus and thus there is a need to take initiatives by different domestic players in India. In this paper, the various initiatives which can be taken by different industries are identified and by using the approach of principal component analysis, they are classified into four factors for better understanding and implementation. The exercise resulted in the extraction of four factors.

Keywords: remanufacturing; environmental degradation; greenhouse gasses; GHG emissions; principal component analysis; PCA; operational research; India; industry initiatives.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2016.076885

International Journal of Operational Research, 2016 Vol.26 No.3, pp.340 - 366

Available online: 05 Jun 2016 *

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