Using the theory of human blood circulation system, the authors explore the importance of remanufacturing in Industry 4.0. In this paper, they draw analogies between smart factory and human heart, between smart products and blood, and, between product function and nutrition and oxygen in the blood. Remanufacturing is analogous to the ingestion of oxygen and nutrition in lesser circulation or systemic circulation. Remanufacturing well supports recycling production, which is significant in realizing intelligent industry. Furthermore, this paper discusses the development direction of remanufacturing engineering in Industry 4.0 ages.
|ScienceOpen disciplines:||Management, Industrial organization, Risk management, Economics|
|Keywords:||remanufacturing, sustainable development, Industry 4.0|