InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleFacilitating Waste Paper Recycling and Remanufacturing via a Cost Modelling Approach
Primary AuthorWai Cheung, Northumbria University
Other Author(s) Vedant Pachisia; Reaz Hasan
Pages 1 - 12
Article ID sdm14-003
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractFor a paper manufacturer to remain competitive, they must be able to manufacture at a low production cost. One such approach to reduce manufacturing cost could be the adoption of recycling and remanufacturing of waste paper. This article reviews the extent of how waste paper can be reused through recycling and remanufacturing. In addition, a cost modelling approach in recycling and remanufacturing has been developed to predict cost fluctuations under different manufacturing constraints, so that paper manufacturers can utilize this approach to predict potential costs when reusing waste paper as their source of raw material and therefore minimizes generation of waste.

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