Continuous Professional Development

An introduction to 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 introductory course, you will learn more about the history, and the basics of remanufacturing, and why the process is being adopted more and more within industry as well as the types of products that are typically remanufactured.

The course will take you through the entire seven-step remanufacturing process, a practice that is vital to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. Specifically, the course will look at: inspection, disassembly, cleaning, component remanufactured, reassembly, testing and finishing, and packaging.

We also recommend that participants undertake the Design for remanufacture course, in order to get the best overview of remanufacturing.

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 introduction to remanufacturing course is made up of the following modules:

  1. Remanufacturing basics
  2. History of remanufacturing
  3. Types of remanufactured products
  4. Remanufacturing case studies
  5. Business benefits
  6. Customer benefits
  7. Societal benefits
  8. Environmental benefits

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of remanufacturing
  • Describe the history of remanufacturing
  • Describe the type of products that are remanufactured
  • Describe the benefits of remanufacturing
  • Explain the benefits of remanufacturing that are available to different stakeholders
  • Describe the seven 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 seven steps of remanufacturing

This introductory course is suited to manufacturing leaders, operations managers, and others from smaller manufacturing companies who are interested in learning about remanufacturing.

We also recommend that participants undertake the Design for remanufacture course, in order to get the best overview of remanufacturing.

This course has been developed by NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy with support from The Scottish Institute or 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 now
LocationSelf-directed online learning
DurationTwo hours approximately
Course tokenPlease use token: AMCFREMAN22

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