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Performance analysis of the closed loop supply chain
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering, Machine and Process Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6590-7514
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering, Machine and Process Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5960-2159
University of Palermo (ITALY) Faculty of Political Sciences - Department of International Studies . (Business & Public Management)
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering, Machine and Process Technology.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Remanufacturing, ISSN 2210-4690, Vol. 2, no 4Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The question of resource scarcity and emerging pressure of environmental legislations has brought a new challenge for the manufacturing industry. On the one hand, there is a huge population that demands a large quantity of commodities; on the other hand, these demands have to be met by minimum resources and pollution. Resource conservative manufacturing (ResCoM) is a proposed holistic concept to manage these challenges. The successful implementation of this concept requires cross functional collaboration among relevant fields, and among them, closed loop supply chain is an essential domain. The paper aims to highlight some misconceptions concerning the closed loop supply chain, to discuss different challenges, and in addition, to show how the proposed concept deals with those challenges through analysis of key performance indicators (KPI).

Methods

The work presented in this paper is mainly based on the literature review. The analysis of performance of the closed loop supply chain is done using system dynamics, and the Stella software has been used to do the simulation. Findings The results of the simulation depict that in ResCoM; the performance of the closed loop supply chain is much enhanced in terms of supply, demand, and other uncertainties involved. The results may particularly be interesting for industries involved in remanufacturing, researchers in the field of closed loop supply chain, and other relevant areas. Originality The paper presented a novel research concept called ResCoM which is supported by system dynamics models of the closed loop supply chain to demonstrate the behavior of KPI in the closed loop supply chain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Germany, 2012. Vol. 2, no 4
Keyword [en]
Closed loop supply chain, Key performance indicator, Logistics, Operations management, Production management, Performance measurement, Resource conservative manufacturing, Production management, Performance measurement, Resource conservative manufacturing, Production management, Performance measurement, Resource conservative manufacturing, Supply chain management, System dynamics, Remanufacturing
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
SRA - Production
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116407DOI: 10.1186/2210-4690-2-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-116407DiVA: diva2:589552
Projects
Swedish Institute project: Lifecycle Management and Sustainability in the Baltic Region.
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Note

QC 20130211

Available from: 2013-01-18 Created: 2013-01-18 Last updated: 2017-05-19Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Circular Manufacturing Systems: A development framework with analysis methods and tools for implementation
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Circular Manufacturing Systems: A development framework with analysis methods and tools for implementation
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The society today lives on the philosophy of ‘take-make-use-dispose.’ In the long run, this is not sustainable as the natural resources and the waste carrying capacity of the earth are limited. Therefore, it is essential to reduce dependency on the natural resources by decoupling the growth from the consumption. In this venture, both the society and the manufacturing industry have a vital role to play. The society needs to shift towards Circular Economy that rests upon the philosophy of ‘take-make-use-reuse’ and the manufacturing industry has to be a major stakeholder in this shift. Despite being proven to be both economically and environmentally beneficial, successful examples of circular systems are few today. This is primarily due to two reasons; firstly, there is a lack of systemic and systematic approach to guide industries and secondly, there is a lack of analysis methods and tools that are capable of assessing different aspects of circular manufacturing systems. Taking on to these challenges, the objective of this research is to bring forward a framework with methods and decision support tools that are essential to implement circular manufacturing systems. The initial conceptual framework with the systemic approach is developed based on extensive review and analysis of research, which is further adapted for industrial implementation. Systematic analysis methods, decision support and implementation tools are developed to facilitate this adaptation. This development has been supported by four cases from diverse manufacturing sectors. Behind each decision support tool, there are analysis methods built upon mainly system dynamics principles. These tools are based on simulation platforms called Stella and Anylogic. Among other things, these tools are capable of assessing the performance of closed-loop supply chains, consequences of resource scarcity, potential gains from resource conservation and overall economic and environmental performance of circular manufacturing systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017. 120 p.
Series
TRITA-IIP, ISSN 1650-1888 ; 05
Keyword
Circular economy, circular manufacturing systems, resource conservative manufacturing, ResCoM, system dynamics
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Production Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-207470 (URN)978-91-7729-403-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-06-08, Brinellsalen M311, Brinellvägen 68, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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Supervisors
Projects
ResCoM: Resource Conservative Manufacturing- transforming waste into high value resource through closed-loop product systems
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 603843
Note

QC 20170522

Available from: 2017-05-22 Created: 2017-05-19 Last updated: 2017-05-22Bibliographically approved

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