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A Comprehensive Approach in Assessing the Performance of an Automobile Closed-Loop Supply Chain


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  • Ezutah Udoncy Olugu

    (Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Malaysia)

  • Kuan Yew Wong

    (Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Malaysia)

  • Awaludin Mohamed Shaharoun

    (Business and Advanced Technology Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, International Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

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    The ecological issues arising from manufacturing operations have led to the focus on environmental sustainability in manufacturing. This can be addressed adequately using a closed-loop supply chain (CLSC). To attain an effective and efficient CLSC, it is necessary to imbibe a holistic performance measurement approach. In order to achieve this, there is a need to adopt a specific approach for a particular product rather than being generic. Since sustainability has direct environmental footprints that involve organizational stakeholders, suppliers, customers and the society at large, complexities surrounding supply chain performance measurement have multiplied. In this study, a suitable approach has been proposed for CLSC performance measurement in the automotive industry, based on reviewed literature. It is believed that this approach will result in increased effectiveness and efficiency in CLSC performance measurement.

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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Sustainability.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (March)
    Pages: 871-889

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:2:y:2010:i:4:p:871-889:d:7684

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    Keywords: closed-loop supply chain; performance measurement; automobile supply chain;

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    Cited by:
    1. Romy Morana & Stefan Seuring, 2011. "A Three Level Framework for Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management—Linking Society, Chain and Actor Level," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(4), pages 678-691, April.
    2. Schoenherr, Tobias, 2012. "The role of environmental management in sustainable business development: A multi-country investigation," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 140(1), pages 116-128.


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