Managing Closed-Loop Supply Chains

  • Simme Douwe P. Flapper
  • Jo A.E.E. van Nunen
  • Luk N. Van Wassenhove

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction to closed-loop supply chains

    1. Simme Douwe P. Flapper, Jo A.E.E. van Nunen, Luk N. Van Wassenhove
      Pages 3-18
  3. Production closed-loop supply chains

    1. Ruud H. Teunter, Karl Inderfurth, Stefan Minner, Rainer Kleber
      Pages 21-31
    2. Roland Geyer, Kumar Neeraj, Luk N. Van Wassenhove
      Pages 33-39
  4. Distribution closed-loop supply chains

    1. Jan van Dalen, Jo A.E.E. van Nunen, Cyril M. Wilens
      Pages 43-55
    2. Costas P. Pappis, Nikos P. Rachaniotis, Giannis T. Tsoulfas
      Pages 57-63
  5. Commercial returns closed-loop supply chains

    1. Roelof Kuik, Jo A.E.E. van Nunen, Job Coenen
      Pages 79-86
    2. Sylvia Davey, V. Daniel R. Guide Jr., Kumar Neeraj, Luk N. Van Wassenhove
      Pages 87-96
    3. René M.B. de Koster, Joost P. Zuidema
      Pages 97-106
  6. Repair and replacement closed-loop supply chains

    1. Roelof Kuik, Jo A.E.E. van Nunen, Jacky Gerrits, Marco H.P. Hogenboom
      Pages 109-118
    2. Laurens G. Debo, Luk N. Van Wassenhove
      Pages 119-128
    3. Marc Deneijer, Simme Douwe P. Flapper
      Pages 129-137
  7. End-of-use closed-loop supply chains

    1. Rob A. Zuidwijk, Erwin A. van der Laan, Leon Hoek
      Pages 141-150
    2. V. Daniel R. Guide Jr., Kumar Neeraj, Charles Newman, Luk N. Van Wassenhove
      Pages 151-156
    3. Hans-Martin Driesch, Hans E. van Oyen, Simme Douwe P. Flapper
      Pages 157-166
  8. End-of-life closed-loop supply chains

    1. René B.M. de Koster, Simme Douwe P. Flapper, Harold R. Krikke, W. Sander Vermeulen
      Pages 169-181
    2. Sophia Panagiotidou, George Tagaras
      Pages 183-193
  9. Conclusions on closed-loop supply chains

    1. Simme Douwe P. Flapper, Jo A.E.E. van Nunen, Luk N. Van Wassenhove
      Pages 197-206
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book

Introduction

Introduction Closing supply chains refers to taking care of items once they are no longer desired or can no longer be used by their user. Smart management of closed-loop supply chains means profitable recovery of value from these items (products, functional components, materials or packaging). The company closing the supply chain may be the original equipment manuf- turer (OEM), a distribution partner or a third party not involved in the f- ward distribution. In recent years, the management of closed-loop supply chains has gained importance because of increased legislation on producer respon- bility, requiring companies to take back products from customers and to organize for proper recovery and disposal. This legislation is partially due to increased awareness of environmental issues. However, smart com- nies have also understood that returned products often contain lots of value to be recovered. They manage closed-loop supply chains simply because it is a profitable business proposition.

Keywords

Closed-Loop Supply Chain Logistics Re-use Recovery Supply Chain Supply Chains business distribution linear optimization management organization planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Simme Douwe P. Flapper
    • 1
  • Jo A.E.E. van Nunen
    • 2
  • Luk N. Van Wassenhove
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Technology ManagementTechnische Universiteit EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Rotterdam School of ManagementErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.INSEADFontainebleauFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138818
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40698-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27251-9
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