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Reverse logistics in the editorial sector: An exploratory study




Nowadays, the Reverse Logistics field is becoming very important. On one hand, laws are imposing companies to be responsible for the contamination made by their products. On the other hand, companies have discovered the profits derived from a good Reverse Logistics process. This paper is the result of the work done by a group of companies from the Spanish Editorial sector to understand and improve their Reverse Logistics process. The paper describes the characteristics of the Reverse Logistics process in this sector and the improvements identified by the “work group”.

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  • Cristina Giménez & Helena Ramalhinho-Lourenço & Juan Pablo Soto, 2005. "Reverse logistics in the editorial sector: An exploratory study," Economics Working Papers 824, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Handle: RePEc:upf:upfgen:824

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    Reverse logistics; returns; supply chain management; case study; editorial industry;

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    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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