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Understanding reverse supply chains

Understanding reverse supply chains
Understanding reverse supply chains
Reverse supply chains take a variety of forms, depending on the nature of the product, the business model, the stakeholders and other factors. This article will contribute to a better understanding of how different types of reverse supply chains function, how they can be modelled and their performance assessed. The research is based on a semi-structured approach using case studies, interviews and qualitative analysis. A generic RSC model is suggested in conjunction with an analysis of circumstances and factors of influence, with the intention to trigger further investigation. A better understanding of RSC may lead to more companies engaging in returning products and materials to the process of usefulness suggested by the Circular Economy concept, hence leading to a more sustainable way of running manufacturing businesses.
Reverse supply chain, Reverse logistics, Model, Framework, Performance, Environmental performance, Economic performance, Operational performance, Organizational performance, RCUK, EPSRC, APC-PAID, EP/K003593/1
2052-8698
246-266
Frei, Regina
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Bines, Angela
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Lothian, Iain
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Jack, Lisa
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Frei, Regina
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Bines, Angela
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Lothian, Iain
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Jack, Lisa
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Frei, Regina, Bines, Angela, Lothian, Iain and Jack, Lisa (2017) Understanding reverse supply chains. International Journal of Supply Chain Management and Operations Resilience, 2 (3), 246-266. (doi:10.1504/IJSCOR.2016.082029).

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Abstract

Reverse supply chains take a variety of forms, depending on the nature of the product, the business model, the stakeholders and other factors. This article will contribute to a better understanding of how different types of reverse supply chains function, how they can be modelled and their performance assessed. The research is based on a semi-structured approach using case studies, interviews and qualitative analysis. A generic RSC model is suggested in conjunction with an analysis of circumstances and factors of influence, with the intention to trigger further investigation. A better understanding of RSC may lead to more companies engaging in returning products and materials to the process of usefulness suggested by the Circular Economy concept, hence leading to a more sustainable way of running manufacturing businesses.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 30 January 2017
Published date: 30 January 2017
Keywords: Reverse supply chain, Reverse logistics, Model, Framework, Performance, Environmental performance, Economic performance, Operational performance, Organizational performance, RCUK, EPSRC, APC-PAID, EP/K003593/1

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Local EPrints ID: 432726
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432726
ISSN: 2052-8698
PURE UUID: a7468755-963a-4310-9bd9-3ce73c6b2716
ORCID for Regina Frei: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0953-6413

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Date deposited: 25 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 03:33

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Author: Regina Frei ORCID iD
Author: Angela Bines
Author: Iain Lothian
Author: Lisa Jack

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