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Logistics Operations and Management by Laleh Kardar, Shabnam Rezapour, Reza Farahani

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13. Reverse Logistics
Masoomeh Jamshidi
Industrial Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Because of environmental and business factors, reverse logistics has received increasing attention in many industries. This chapter will offer a comprehensive investigation into reverse logistics and related subjects. After introducing the subject and providing a literature review related to reverse logistics in recent papers, three main questions are studied: Why are things returned? How are they returned? What things are returned? We also investigate reverse logistics’ application and its relationship with the vehicle-routing problem and information technology. Finally, we study the quantitative models in this area. ...

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