Continuous Professional Development

Fundamentals of remanufacturing

Course Summary

Remanufacturing is a term coined for the process of taking a previously sold, worn, non-functional product or component and reviving it to turn it into a like-new condition which thereby extends the product lifecycle.

The process of remanufacturing is becoming increasingly popular across many industries ranging from aerospace to food production thanks to the reduction in resources and offering a more sustainable manufacturing solution.

In this four-part online series, you will learn more about the basics of remanufacturing. You will explore the types of products that can be remanufactured and the benefits associated with them, covering everything from a business, customer, societal and environmental perspective.

We will also take you through the entire seven-step remanufacturing process, a practice that is vital to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. And finally, you will learn about design for remanufacturing, also referred to as DFRem, the importance of it, and how to adopt it in your approaches.

NOTE: This is a self-directed course delivered online. Please use the token code to register.

This course is funded by the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund as part of the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund.

The fundamentals of remanufacturing series is made up of four individual courses:

  1. Introduction to remanufacturing
  2. Benefits of remanufacturing
  3. Seven steps of remanufacturing
  4. Design for remanufacturing

The learning outcomes of each course are broken down as follows:

  • Introduction to remanufacturing
    • Describe the basics of remanufacturing
    • Describe the history of remanufacturing
    • Describe the types of products that can be remanufactured
  • Benefits of remanufacturing
    • Describe the benefits of remanufacturing
    • Explain the benefits of remanufacturing that are available to different stakeholders
    • Explain the benefits using real examples
  • Seven steps of remanufacturing
    • Describe the 7 steps of remanufacturing
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different methods available to remanufacturers throughout the remanufacturing process
    • Explain the key enablers for each of the 7 steps of remanufacturing
  • Design for remanufacturing
    • Describe the design for remanufacturing
    • Explain the benefits and challenges of design for remanufacturing
    • Describe design for ‘X’ approaches

This four-part series is suited to leaders, operations managers, and others from SMEs with a manufacturing background, who are interested in learning about remanufacturing.

The Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing stimulates and supports the remanufacturing community in Scotland and beyond, by providing the catalyst for collaborative links between academia and industry to work effectively on joint projects and demonstrators, identifying funding opportunities, and providing a central hub of knowledge and expertise to allow businesses to develop and sustain remanufacturing business models. 

The Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing is a partner of the NMIS Capability Network. Find out more.

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Dates & Venues

DateAvailable from Monday 21 June 2021
LocationSelf-directed online learning
DurationFour hours approximately
Course tokenUse token: AMCFREMAN21

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