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Title: Analysis of used cars remanufacturing in the Philippines using rapid plant assessment
Authors: Chiu, Jason L. 
Chiu, Candy L. 
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Source: Chiu, J. L., & Chiu, C. L. (2017). Analysis of used cars remanufacturing in the Philippines using rapid plant assessment. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 28(4), 425-447.
Journal: International Journal of Services and Operations Management 
Abstract: The used car market in the Philippines is growing steadily. There is increasing demand for used and remanufactured products. It opens the opportunity to small-medium sized remanufacturing enterprises in the country. The purpose of this study is to address the efficiency of Philippine remanufacturing operations in the used car market. Forty-two used car SMEs were successfully recruited to take part in the study. Interviews, field study and documentations were the methods employed for data collection. The study adopted the rapid plant assessment (RPA) to measure remanufacturing operations concerning the difficulty, cost, impact, effects in remanufacturing, leanness and best practice. The use of Kruskal-Wallis test and Wilcoxon signed rank test determined the leanness and best practice in the remanufacturing operations. This study presented an operational design and an avenue for future studies on remanufacturing in developing countries.
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DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2017.087848
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