MMH Advisory Board member Ron Giuntini (OEM Product-Services Institute) reports that this cost reduction is often 30% or greater for "exchange" transactions (trade-in used/impaired good for a remanufactured good). Reman is multiple times more environmentally friendly than almost all forms of pollution prevention. It eliminates the need to employ 85% of the resources required to manufacture a new-condition good. This is the ultimate form of "lean." The authors of lean, Womack et al, have recently done a mea culpa and admitted that focusing on leaning-out supply has marginal impacts on the bottom line, but leaning-out demand is truly the "holy grail." This is exactly what reman accomplishes. The carbon credits in using reman vs. new-condition goods will become highly material to "truly" having a favorable impact on the environment.

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