This paper investigates design for remanufacture in terms of both detailed new product design and the environmental performance in which modularization and reversed production may operate. We examine the medical equipment industry and their potential contributions to the implementation of green supply chain in the healthcare sector. An exploratory case study of medical equipment supply chain is presented when considering the life cycle of the product can be managed through the modularization strategies. Preliminary findings indicate that design-for-disassembly of modules make equipment easier to disassemble increasing the chances of reuse of valuable components and a better final disposal of scrap.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||The 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference 2014 - University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy|
Duration: 20 Jun 2014 → 25 Jun 2014
Conference number: 21
|Conference||The 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference 2014|
|Location||University of Palermo|
|Period||20/06/2014 → 25/06/2014|
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Vettorato, G., & Hsuan, J. (2014). Sustainable Public Procurement of Medical Technology and Green Logistics: A Modularity Approach. Paper presented at The 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference 2014, Palermo, Italy.