Manufacturers are increasingly recycling and remanufacturing their postconsumed products because of new and more rigid environmental legislations, increased public awareness, and extended manufacturer responsibility. In addition, the economic attractiveness of reusing products, subassemblies, or parts instead of disposing of them, has further fueled this 237effort. Recycling is a process performed to retrieve the material content of used and nonfunctioning products. Remanufacturing, however, is an industrial process in which worn-out products are restored to make them almost new. Thus, remanufacturing provides the quality standards of new products with used parts.