News: APICS Foundation report - Examining remanufacturing in supply chain and operations management
A new report by the APICS Foundation finds that improving visibility and integration of remanufacturing into the supply chain is essential for efficient and sustainable operations
Friday, 20th June 2014
The APICS Foundation has released a research report based on the findings of a survey they conducted in 2013. APICS invited approximately 18,000 supply chain and operations management practitioners to participate in the survey. The research found that "remanufacturing serves a broad array of strategic interests for companies, provides considerable career advancement potential for individuals and has become instrumental in furthering sustainability initiatives." "Remanufacturing provides obvious benefit for the forward progress of sustainable supply chain initiatives", said Sharon Rice, executive director of the APICS Foundation. "Supply chain professionals are eager for more information about this quickly evolving area because, as our survey has shown, more than 50 percent of survey respondents felt it was important for supply chain and operations management professionals to have at least some familiarity with remanufacturing as they expect a growing demand for remanufactured goods." To download the full report, please go to the external weblink.