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Logistics Management, 2nd Edition by Vinod V. Sople

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Reverse Logistics: A New Wave

After reading the chapter, the students should be able to understand:

  • Concepts, scope and objectives of reverse logistics
  • Reverse logistics system design considerations
  • How reverse logistics is used as a competitive tool

In a competitive environment, the philosophy of accepting product returns as a competitive tool has resulted in huge challenges to logisticians. Today, logistical support means going beyond “forward logistics” to include product recall, product disposal and product recycling. The logistics design objectives include reverse material flow system to support the life cycle of the product.

“Reverse ...

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