Effektiv ÅTERtillverkning genom användning av leanprinciper och PROUKTlivscykeldata (ÅTER PRODUKT)
Research Project, 2013 – 2016

Purpose and aim
The purpose of this project is to develop supporting methods for the implementation of lean principles and effective use of product lifecycle data increasing the competitiveness of Swedish remanufacturing companies. Remanufacturing is a complicated process mainly due to uncertainties in the condition of incoming products. The application of lean-principles and product lifecycle data reduces these uncertainties. This development aims towards more efficient and eco-friendly remanufacturing processes.

Effects and results
Improved remanufacturing processes through reduced lead-times, lower costs, better ecologic performance, and higher product quality. Methods for information exchange in the product lifecycle, i.e. feed forward from product development, customer use, production, and maintenance. Similarly, feedback from remanufacturing to product development to reach design for remanufacturing. Also, improved user involvement and business models enabling effective use of product lifecycle information.


Lars Almefelt (contact)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Jon Larborn

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Oskar Rexfelt

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Anders Skoogh

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems



Täby, Sweden

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

LTB Jobb

Norrköping, Sweden


Borås, Sweden

Tetra Pak

Lund, Sweden

Toyota Material Handling Sweden

Hisings Kärra, Sweden

UBD Cleantech

Höör, Sweden



Project ID: 2013-03333
Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2016

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