Strategic Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 22, 2006 - Business & Economics - 156 pages

Closed loops depict supply chains for which Original Equipement Manufacturer reintegrate their returned products into their own production network. While the reverse logistics research has extensively addressed the technical aspects of product reintegration, very few insights are available on whether OEMs should commit themselves to a closed-loop. The structure of the monograph is aligned to the decision-making process of Original Equipment Manufacturers willing to investigate the potential of closed-loops. This decision-making process is structured around fundamental questions managers are expected to answer prior to running a circular supply chain: Does a closed-loop fit with the corporate objectives? Is it profitable to run a closed-loop? How should OEMs deal with free-riders’ competition? Which product/technology/location setup leads to a profit-maximizing supply chain? The planning framework is finally applied to two case studies from the tire and the computer industry.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
12 Outline of This Monograph
8
Strategic Aspects of Asset Recovery
13
22 ClosedLoop Supply Chains and Competitive Strategies
17
221 Cost Leadership
18
222 Differentiation
23
223 Focused Strategies
27
Strategic Impact of ClosedLoop Supply Chains
31
523 An InterGenerational Compatibility Extension
85
53 Extensions to the Generic Strategic Planning Model
87
532 Location of Recovery Centers
91
ClosedLoop Supply Chains Case Studies
97
Tire Industry
100
62 Model Implementation
105
621 Demand Segmentation
106
622 Return Flow Timing and Quantities
108

32 A Generic ClosedLoop Strategic Model
33
Managerial Insights
39
332 Managing the Cannibalization Effect
43
333 The Role of IntraOrganizational Incentives Alignment
48
Competition in ClosedLoop Supply Chains
51
41 External Competition as a Signal of Profitability
52
412 OEMs Competitive Leverages
54
A Literature Overview
56
43 Analyzing Best Responses Strategies for Manufacturers
58
431 Competitive Asset Recovery Strategies
59
432 Entry Preempting Asset Recovery Strategies
63
Strategic Network Planning in ClosedLoop Supply Chains
66
51 Strategic ClosedLoop Network Planning A Review
71
52 A Generic Strategic Network Planning Model
76
521 The Key Factors of Remanufacturing Market Segmentation
77
522 Optimization Model
81
623 Reintegration Potential
109
63 Optimization Results
110
632 ClosedLoop Supply Chains and Functional Goods
115
Computer Industry
119
72 Model Implementation
120
721 Demand Segmentation
122
723 Reintegration Potential
124
73 Optimization Results
126
731 Impact Assessment of the European Product Stewardship Laws
127
732 Impact Assessment of Computer Refurbishing
129
Conclusion and Outlook
133
References
138
List of Figures
151
List of Tables
153
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