Remanufacturing: A Journey from American to International Standard

Remanufacturing is a global industry with direct impacts on job creation, landfill diversion, and resource recovery. While remanufacturing and reverse logistics continue to gain popularity in practice, the efforts to standardize processes across industries are limited.  Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) took the first step in the standardization effort with an ANSI standard for remanufacturing that was published in 2017. The published ANSI standard has since then been well received across industries and an effort to globalize the standards effort is underway. This webinar will start with a discussion of the ANSI standard that was completed, what worked, lessons learned and then dive into how RIC is working to develop a global standard for remanufacturing, including challenges and opportunities. All stakeholders (customers, suppliers, OEMs, distributors, researchers, etc.) in the remanufacturing industry will benefit from this webinar to understand what is involved and how they can partner in standards development in this fast-growing global industry.

Presented By

The Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) is a strategic alliance of businesses and academic institutions that works across industry sectors to support the entire remanufacturing industry through a combination of collaboration, education, advocacy, and research.

The Presenters

Don Chenevert, Jr. is the Deputy General Counsel of SRC Holdings Corporation.  As in-house counsel, Don delivers enterprise-wide legal services to the SRC companies.  In 2017, Don was selected to participate in Leadership Springfield, a year-long leadership development program, designed to inspire, develop and connect emerging leaders to serve the Springfield community.

Don has been an active supporter of the Remanufacturing Industries Council (“RIC”) since 2010.  As the Chair of the Trade & Policy Committee through 2016, Don led the initiative to qualify RIC as an American Standards Developer and the development and approval of the American National Standard for remanufacturing – RIC001.1-2016: “Specifications for the Process of Remanufacturing.”


Dr. Ramesh Subramoniam is the Chair of the Trade & Policy Committee for the Remanufacturing Industries Council and currently leads the remanufacturing international standard development. Ramesh is a supply chain/manufacturing executive with 25+ years of experience in industry and consulting having worked for major industry players such as General Motors, Delphi Corporation,, Verizon and FTI Consulting. Ramesh’s industry experience has resulted in leadership roles across the product life cycle from design, prototype, manufacturing, aftermarket and returns management. He also holds a PhD in remanufacturing from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL.

The American Reman Standard

The remanufacturing standard developed by RIC, in collaboration with a diverse consensus body, defines and provides a benchmark for the process of remanufacturing, and establishes specifications that characterize the remanufacturing process and differentiate remanufacturing from other practices.

The specifications in this standard will promote continual improvement in the remanufacturing process and help ensure that the products provided to customers by the remanufacturing industry are dependable and of a consistently high quality.