A framework for closed-loop supply chains of reusable articles
AbstractReuse practices contribute to the environmental and economical sustainability of production and distribution systems. Surprisingly, reuse closed-loop supply chains (CLSC) have not been widely researched for the moment. In this paper, we explore the scientific literature on reuse and we propose a framework for reusable articles. This conceptual structure includes a typology integrating under the reusable articles term different categories of articles (transportation items, packaging materials, tools) and addresses the management issues that arise in reuse CLSC. We ground our results in a set of case studies developed in real industrial settings, which have also been contrasted with cases available in existing literature.
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reverse logistics; case studies; closed-loop supply chains; returns managment;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-09-26 (All new papers)
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