From Closed-Loop to Sustainable Supply Chains: The Weee Case

26 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2007

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J. Quariguasi Frota Neto

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

G. Walther

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jacqueline M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

J.A.E.E. van Nunen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

T Spengler

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 11, 2007

Abstract

The primary objective of closed-loop supply chains (CLSC) is to reap the maximum economic benefit from end-of-use products. Nevertheless, literature within this stream of research advocates that closing the loop helps to mitigate the undesirable footprint of supply chains. In this paper we assess the magnitude of such environmental gains for Electric and Electronic Equipments (EEE), based on a single environmental metric of Cumulative Energy Demand. We detail our analysis for the different phases of the CLSC, i.e. manufacturing, usage, transportation and end-of-life activities. According to our literature review, within the same group of EEE, results greatly vary. Furthermore, based on the environmental hot-spots, we propose extensions of the existing CLSC models to incorporate the CED.

Keywords: Closed-loop supply chains (CLSC), Cumulative energy demand, Electric and electronic equipments (EEE)

Suggested Citation

Quariguasi Frota Neto, J. and Walther, G. and Bloemhof-Ruwaard, Jacqueline M. and van Nunen, Jo and Spengler, T, From Closed-Loop to Sustainable Supply Chains: The Weee Case (May 11, 2007). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2007-036-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=992366

J. Quariguasi Frota Neto (Contact Author)

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G. Walther

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Jacqueline M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management ( email )

RSM Erasmus University
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Netherlands

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

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Netherlands

Jo Van Nunen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

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