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Demystifying process-level scalability challenges in fashion remanufacturing: An interdependence perspective
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. (TVCM Research Group)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2015-6275
Department of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University.
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano and Department of Industrial Economics and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
2021 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 286, no March, article id 125498Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development
According to the author(s), the content of this publication falls within the area of sustainable development.
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to determine how process-level challenges can be solved in order improve scalability of fashion remanufacturing. In order to do so, and prescribe solutions, the paper first conducts a systematic literature review to reveal three categories of process-level challenges that are related to sourcing of input material, process throughput time, and skillset requirement. These categories further guided us in conducting case study with a Swedish charity-owned fashion remanufacturer for exploring how the challenges are addressed and solved in order to achieve process-level scalability. First, our study reveals a systematized approach to determine product-process categories defined by production volume and degree of remanufacturing. Second, by exploring the process-level challenges of six different remanufactured product groups in the case study organization we identify process-level requirements for scalability, and challenges when these are unmet. The findings show that in fashion remanufacturing (particularly disassembly and reassembly), low degree of coupling, high level of formalization of activities and low skill specificity can be ways to attain process-level scalability. Overall, this highlights the need to build lower interdependence between disassembly and reassembly during fashion remanufacturing.

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Elsevier, 2021. Vol. 286, no March, article id 125498
Keywords [en]
Remanufacturing; Upcycling; Fashion; Scale; Process interdependence; Circular economy
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Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials Economics and Business
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Textiles and Fashion (General)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-24602DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125498ISI: 000611946800012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85097799385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-24602DiVA, id: diva2:1515409
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Region of West Sweden, Environmental BoardJan Wallanders and Tom Hedelius Stiftelse (P18-0057)
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Region Västra Götaland, MN 85-2014The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P18-0057Available from: 2021-01-08 Created: 2021-01-08 Last updated: 2022-01-18Bibliographically approved

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