Performance of reverse supply chains

Regina Frei, Iain Lothian, Maulida Butar Butar, Angela Bines, Lilly Da Gama

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Globalised trade and pressure on resources require supply chains to become more sustainable, which includes the need for material flows to become closed loops. Reverse Supply Chains (RSC) recover parts and products from end customers or any other stage of the supply chain and feeds them back into the supply network for reuse, remanufacturing, recycling or proper disposal. In this
way, RSCs contribute to manufacturing becoming more sustainable ecologically, economically and socially. However, most companies are unaware of their RSC and therefore miss out on beneficial opportunities. This paper explores the current situation in industry and refers to relevant literature. A first version of an RSC framework is suggested, together with examples and discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventLogistics Research Network Annual Conference (LRN) - Derby, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sept 201511 Sept 2015


ConferenceLogistics Research Network Annual Conference (LRN)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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