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Reverse Logistics: Quantitative Models for Closed-Loop Supply Chains / Edition 1

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This book addresses decision making in reverse logistics, which concerns the integration of used and obsolete products back into the supply chain as valuable resources. It covers a wide range of aspects, related to distribution, production and inventory management, and supply chain management. For each topic, it highlights key managerial issues in real-life examples and explains which quantitative models are available for addressing them. By treating a broad range of issues in a unified way, the book offers the reader a comprehensive view on the field of reverse logistics.

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"The editors have aimed this book at academics and students in the field of supply chain management. … the book should also be useful to practitioners in the field of supply chain management, especially those with a specific responsibility in product recovery. The many models presented in the book will provide them with a useful resource." (G. Rand, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 56, 2005)

"The book reveals a comprehensive insight into the main decision problems of Reverse Logistics. … The well-structured introduction, the broad reference section (more than 500 citations) and the attempt to enhance the theoretical analysis with plenty of informative case studies all help to increase the book’s value. Due to its numerous advantages I can recommend the book without any reservations whatsoever. Primarily, it might be helpful for scientists and students … . Formally educated practitioners will benefit from the book, too … ." (Rainer Souren, OR-Spectrum, Issue 21, 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642073809
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 436
  • Sales rank: 1,072,332
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A Framework for Reverse Logistics.- 2 Quantitative Models for Reverse Logistics Decision Making.- 3 Managing Product Returns: The Role of Forecasting.- 4 Reverse Logistics Network Design.- 5 Collection and Vehicle Routing Issues in Reverse Logistics.- 6 Product Returns: Handling and Warehousing Issues.- 7 Lot Sizing Decisions in Product Recovery Management.- 8 Shastic Inventory Control for Product Recovery.- 9 Managing Dynamic Product Recovery.- 10 Production Planning for Product Recovery Management.- 11 Valuation of Inventories in Product Recovery Systems.- 12 Coordination in Closed-Loop Supply Chains.- 13 Long-term Analysis of Closed-loop Supply Chains.- 14 LCA for Evaluating End-of-life Options of Spent Products.- 15 Models for Eco-eco Closed-loop Supply Chain Optimization.- 16 ICT Enabling Reverse Logistics.- Append.- Notation.- References.

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