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Reverse Logistics : Quantitative Models for Closed-Loop Supply Chains - Rommert Dekker

Reverse Logistics

Quantitative Models for Closed-Loop Supply Chains

By: Rommert Dekker (Editor), Moritz Fleischman (Editor), Karl F. Inderfurth (Editor), Luk N. van Wassenhove (Editor)

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Published: 26th November 2003
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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.

From the reviews:

"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)

A Framework for Reverse Logisticsp. 3
Quantitative Models for Reverse Logistics Decision Makingp. 29
Managing Product Returns: The Role of Forecastingp. 45
Reverse Logistics Network Designp. 65
Collection and Vehicle Routing Issues in Reverse Logisticsp. 95
Product Returns: Handling and Warehousing Issuesp. 135
Lot Sizing Decisions in Product Recovery Managementp. 157
Stochastic Inventory Control for Product Recoveryp. 181
Managing Dynamic Product Recoveryp. 221
Production Planning for Product Recovery Managementp. 249
Valuation of Inventories in Product Recovery Systemsp. 275
Coordination in Closed-Loop Supply Chainsp. 295
Long-term Analysis of Closed-loop Supply Chainsp. 313
LCA for Evaluating End-of-Life Options of Spent Productsp. 333
Models for Eco-eco Closed-loop Supply Chain Optimizationp. 357
ICT Enabling Reverse Logisticsp. 381
Notationp. 407
Referencesp. 409
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ISBN: 9783540406969
ISBN-10: 3540406964
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 26th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.78