Reverse Logistics

Quantitative Models for Closed-Loop Supply Chains

Author: Rommert Dekker,Moritz Fleischmann,Karl Inderfurth,Luk N. van Wassenhove

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354024803X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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This book addresses decision making in reverse logistics, which concerns the integration of used and obsolete products back into the supply chain as valuable resources. It covers a wide range of aspects, related to distribution, production and inventory management, and supply chain management. For each topic, it highlights key managerial issues in real-life examples and explains which quantitative models are available for addressing them. By treating a broad range of issues in a unified way, the book offers the reader a comprehensive view on the field of reverse logistics.
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Strategic Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management

Author: Baptiste Lebreton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540389083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

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The structure of this book follows the decision-making process of Original Equipment Manufacturers investigating the potential of closed loops, including fundamental questions managers must answer when planning a circular supply chain: Does a closed loop fit corporate objectives? Is it profitable? How should OEMs deal with free-rider competition? Which product/technology/location setup leads to a profit-maximizing supply chain? The book includes case studies from the tire and the computer industry.
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Strategic Planning Models for Reverse and Closed-Loop Supply Chains

Author: Kishore K. Pochampally,Satish Nukala,Surendra M. Gupta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420054798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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The rapid technological development of new products, coupled with the growing consumer desire for the latest technology, has led to a new environmental problem: products that are discarded prematurely. But behind every problem lies an opportunity. Many of these products can be reprocessed, leading to savings in natural resources, energy, landfill space, and ultimately, time and money. Strategic Planning Models for Reverse and Closed-Loop Supply Chains addresses complex issues caused by the inherent uncertainty involved in every stage of a closed-loop supply chain. The book presents quantitative models for the many multifaceted issues faced by strategic planners of reverse and closed-loop supply chains amid the challenges of uncertainty in supply rate of used products, unknown condition of used products, and imperfect correlation between supply of used products and demand for reprocessed goods. The models proposed in this book provide understanding of how a particular issue can be effectively approached in a particular decision-making situation using a suitable quantitative technique or suitable combination of two or more quantitative techniques. This information then translates into decision-making strategies and guidance for reverse and closed-loop supply chain management.
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Supply Chain Management on Demand

Strategies and Technologies, Applications

Author: Chae An,Hansjörg Fromm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540244233

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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Written by supply chain researchers, consultants, and practitioners, this book explains the newly emerging techniques and practices for highly efficient supply chain management, made possible by the rapid progress in information and communication technologies.
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Introduction to Management of Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop Supply Chain Processes

Author: Donald F. Blumberg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203502930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Increasing legislative and environmental pressure requires businesses to become more responsive to products that either have been returned or that are at the end of their useful lives. Life cycles are getting shorter, and efficient handling can save large amounts of money since many materials can be extracted and reused or redistributed. Reverse lo
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Closed-Loop Supply Chains

New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices

Author: Mark E. Ferguson,Gilvan C. Souza

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420095265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

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Closed-loop supply chain activities such as remanufacturing, recycling, dismantling for spare parts, and reverse logistics have helped many companies tap into new revenue streams by finding secondary markets for their products, all while reducing their overall carbon footprint. A comprehensive yet concise presentation of closed-loop supply chain processes, Closed-Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices investigates the state of the art in this rapidly growing and environmentally significant field. Written by academic experts, in language that is accessible to practitioners, this reader-friendly reference examines recent research and case studies of companies running profitable reuse/remanufacture/recycling operations in various industries. It illustrates profitable practices in returned and recovered products, and clearly explains how to: design a reverse logistics network, conduct production planning, implement effective marketing strategies for recovered products, and apply closed-loop supply chain strategies in other industries besides manufacturing. From product development to materials to assembly and profitability, this authoritative resource illustrates the impact of these processes across all aspects of the supply chain. It provides a business perspective of how to properly implement these processes in your company to achieve profitable and sustainable operations in a more environmentally friendly manner. It also: Investigates strategic decisions companies face in regard to the secondary market for their products, including opportunity costs Examines tactical issues firms will face once the decision to remanufacture has been made, including how to market remanufactured products Summarizes the key characteristics and practices in a variety of industries where remanufacturing has been successful Explains how to conceptualize and manage changes due to switching to a closed-loop supply chain Demonstrates how to handle changing legislation Designed for ease of reference, each chapter covers a specific topic—in a completely self-contained manner—allowing readers to quickly and easily reference the chapters of particular relevance to their industry and situation.
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Quality Management in Reverse Logistics

A Broad Look on Quality Issues and Their Interaction with Closed-Loop Supply Chains

Author: Yiannis Nikolaidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447145372

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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Quality Management in Reverse Logistics intends to develop, collect, examine and evaluate a number of quality management (QM) tools and techniques, which can be applied in practice in order to understand, review and improve any closed-loop supply chain process. In other words, the book aims to examine the existing relationship between various well-developed and thoroughly studied quality issues, such as QM, quality assurance, standardization of processes and statistical quality control and the emerging research area of reverse logistics. Quality Management in Reverse Logistics contains modeling and quantitative methods that could be used by practitioners and academics in the reverse logistics industry, as well as a thorough description of QM tools and techniques. The book leads the potential reader to broaden their scope of thinking and acting in the new, promising area of reverse logistics, where QM can be applied.
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Quantitative Models for Reverse Logistics

Author: Moritz Fleischmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364256691X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 181

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Economic, marketing, and legislative considerations are increasingly leading companies to take back and recover their products after use. From a logistics perspective, these initiatives give rise to new goods flows from the user back to the producer. The management of these goods flows opposite to the traditional supply chain flows is addressed in the recently emerged field of Reverse Logistics. This monograph considers quantitative models that support decision making in Reverse Logistics. To this end, several recent case studies are reviewed. Moreover, first hand insight from a study on used electronic equipment is reported on. On this basis, logistics issues arising in the management of "reverse" goods flows are identified. Moreover, differences between Reverse Logistics and more traditional logistics contexts are highlighted. Finally, attention is paid to capturing the characteristics of Reverse Logistics in appropriate quantitative models.
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Interfaces

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial management

Page: N.A

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Seeks to improve communication between managers and professionals in OR/MS.
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Operations Research Proceedings 2004

Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR) - Jointly Organized with the Netherlands Society for Operations Research (NGB), Tilburg, September 1-3, 2004

Author: Hein Fleuren,Dick den Hertog,Peter Kort

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 486

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These proceedings provide information on the most recent advances in operations research and related areas in economics, mathematics, and computer science, contributed by academics and practitioners from around the world.
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