Scientific programme

Our assumptions for designing an industrial system to remanufacture post-used products into new products are:
  • only an efficient, responsible and acceptable Human/Machine collaboration enables the necessary agility for those systems,
  • the industrial processes and their environment have to be systematically redesigned to adapt to the new inputs: the used products,
  • the massive deployment of the reuse-oriented processes needs specific incentives and industrial conditions.

So, the project is structured following 3 interdisciplinary workpackages (WP1, WP2, WP3) related to those 3 hypothesis and a transversal workpackage (WP4) dedicated to the case studies, the valorisation and the project management.


Workpackages

WP1: Collaborative work for an agile remanufacturing chain

Collaborative work for an agile remanufacturing chain

WP1 investigates the workers and their organisation as one of the key elements of the agility of the remanufacturing productive system: Human-Machine collaboration is at the core of the new working situations.

WP2: Numerical solutions to fit agile remanufacturing processes

Numerical solutions to fit agile remanufacturing processes

WP2 focuses on the numerical solutions that could help fitting the processes depending on the numerous variabilities. The agility of the productive system will be reinforced by the capacity to manage automatically regulations or reconfigurations on the operative process.
Circularity conditions and Value chain

Circularity conditions and Value chain

Promoting industrial circular systems needs both to secure and incite their implementation conditions. The WP3 focuses on strategies to develop for a wider adoption of such kinds of scenarios.