Jelena has expertise in production systems and business models for remanufacturing; she helps industries to shift to remanufacturing to become more sustainable. By applying an analytical tool, called RemometerTM, manufacturing industries and product owners can assess their potential with remanufacturing: preconditions (for example, product suitability for remanufacturing), Remanufacturing Readiness Level (RRL) and estimate their economic, environmental and social benefits with remanufacturing. Jelena has experience in assisting industries in transformation to a business model where remanufacturing is treaded as a sustainable strategy for technical products.
Jelena has an industrial and experience of and an academic competence in a production system with . During her doctoral studies (2013–2018), she focused on developing appropriate lean improvements for challenges in the remanufacturing process.
Jelena has worked in several national and international research projects: KEAP (2013-2016), Åter Produkt (2013-2016), ARR (2018-2020), SE: Kond2LIFE (2019-2022) as well as was the main project applicant/leader for ElevatoRe (2018-2019), iCURE (2020), and Remometer (2020-2021).