Reprint of "Supply chain-based barriers for truck-engine remanufacturing in China"

Qinghua Zhu*, Joseph Sarkis, Kee hung Lai

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper introduces a research framework to identify barriers from a remanufacturing supply chain perspective including strategic (governmental) and operational dimensions. Using responses from expert practitioners in a truck engine remanufacturer in China, a grey-based Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) method is applied to examine the cause-effect relationships among various implementation barriers. The results identify that lack of strong financial support for remanufacturing technologies or equipment updates and innovation are key implementation barriers. Lack of quality standards of remanufactured products, adequate availability of used truck engines, and quality guarantee marketing of remanufactured engines are also major barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Issue number February
Pages (from-to)94-108
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Remanufacturing
  • Barriers
  • Supply chain
  • China


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