Closed-Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices
Mark E. Ferguson, Gilvan C. Souza
CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Business & Economics - 257 pages
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:
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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Commentary on ClosedLoop Supply Chains
Strategic Issues in ClosedLoop Supply Chains with Remanufacturing
Environmental Legislation on Product TakeBack and Recovery
Product Design Issues
Designing the Reverse Logistics Network
Product AcquisitionGrading and Disposition Decisions
Examples of Existing Profitable Practices in Product TakeBack and Recovery
Reuse and Recycling in the Motion Picture Industry
Reverse Supply Chain in Hospitals Lessons from Three Case Studies in Montreal
Interdisciplinary Research on ClosedLoop Supply Chains
Interdisciplinarity in ClosedLoop Supply Chain Management Research
Empirical Studies in ClosedLoop Supply Chains Can We Source a Greener Mousetrap?
Conclusion and Future Research Directions
Production Planning and Control for Remanufacturing
Market fo r Remanufactured Products Empirical Findings
Industry Characteristics and Case Studies