The impact of product recovery on logistics network design

Fleischmann, Moritz, Beullens, Patrick, Bloemhof-Ruwaard, Jacqueline M. and Van Wassenhove, Luk N. (2001) The impact of product recovery on logistics network design. Production and Operations Management, 10, (2), 156-173. (doi:10.1111/j.1937-5956.2001.tb00076.x).


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Efficient implementation of closed-loop supply chains requires setting up appropriate logistics structures for the arising flows of used and recovered products. In this paper we consider logistics network design in a reverse logistics context. We present a generic facility location model and discuss differences with traditional logistics settings. Moreover, we use our model to analyze the impact of product return flows on logistics networks. We show that the influence of product recovery is very much context dependent. While product recovery may efficiently be integrated in existing logistics structures in many cases, other examples require a more comprehensive approach redesigning a company's logistics network in an integral way

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1937-5956.2001.tb00076.x
ISSNs: 1059-1478 (print)
1937-5956 (electronic)
Keywords: reverse logistics, product recovery, supply chain management, network design, facility location
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Mathematical Sciences > Operational Research
ePrint ID: 205865
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
June 2001Published
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 14:53
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:48

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