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The Impact of product recovery on logistics network design

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Reverse logistics is a quickly growing trend. Driven by environmentally conscious customers, regulation, and economical benefits companies are taking back used products to recover added value and materials. Efficient implementation requires setting up an appropriate logistics structure for the arising flows of used and recovered products. In this paper the authors consider logistics network design in a reverse logistics context. They present a generic facility location model and discuss differences with traditional logistics settings. Moreover, they use their model to analyse the impact of product return flows on logistics networks. The authors show that the influence of product recovery is very much context dependent. While product recovery may efficiently be integrated in existing logistics structures in many cases, other examples require a more comprehensive approach redesigning a company's logistics network in an integral way.

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http://flora.insead.edu/fichiersti_wp/inseadwp2000/2000-33.pdf

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