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A characterisation of logistics networks for product recovery

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  • Fleischmann, Mortiz
  • Krikke, Hans Ronald
  • Dekker, Rommert
  • Flapper, Simme Douwe P.

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Recovery of used products is receiving much attention recently due to growing environmental concern. Efficient implementation requires appropriate logistics structures to be set up for the arising goods flow from users to producers. We investigate the design of such logistics networks. As a basis for our analysis we review recent case studies on logistics network design for product recovery in different industries. We identify general characteristics of product recovery networks and compare them with traditional logistics structures. Moreover, we derive a classification scheme for different types of recovery networks.

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  • Fleischmann, Mortiz & Krikke, Hans Ronald & Dekker, Rommert & Flapper, Simme Douwe P., 2000. "A characterisation of logistics networks for product recovery," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 28(6), pages 653-666, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:28:y:2000:i:6:p:653-666
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