A Framework for Reverse Logistics

29 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006

See all articles by M. P. de Brito

M. P. de Brito

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Rommert Dekker

Econometric Institute; Erasmus University, Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics ; Erasmus University, Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) ; Tinbergen Institute Rotterdam

Date Written: 30 2003 5,

Abstract

Reverse Logistics has been stretching out worldwide, involving all the layers of supply chains in various industry sectors. While some actors in the chain have been forced to take products back, others have pro-actively done so, attracted by the value in used products One way or the other, Reverse Logistics has become a key competence in modern supply chains. In this paper, we present a content analysis of reverse logistics issues. To do so, we propose a content framework focusing on the following questions with respect to reverse logistics: why? what? how?; and, who?, i.e. driving forces and return reasons, what type of products are streaming back, how are they being recovered, and who is executing and managing the various operations. These four basic characteristics are interrelated and their combination determines to a large extent the type of issues arising from the resulting reverse logistics system.

Keywords: reverse logistics, framework, content analysis, theory, supply chain management

Suggested Citation

de Brito, Marisa P. and Dekker, Rommert, A Framework for Reverse Logistics (30 2003 5,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-045-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=423654

Marisa P. De Brito (Contact Author)

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