Implications for Collaborative Development of Reverse Distribution Network: A System Perspective
2014 (English)In: Implications for Collaborative Development of Reverse Distribution Network: A System Perspective, Springer-Verlag New York, 2014, 351-357 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
One of the recurring challenges that industries and society face is the availability of and access to resources. The scarcity of resources creates instability in the supply chains of firms and in turn affects competitiveness. In recent years, the notion of a reverse distribution network has been put forth as a possible solution to remedy not only the volatility of the supply chains but also as an indispensable approach for sustainable development. This paper examines the current state of the literature on reverse distribution networks from a system perspective. Two major findings were identified. Firstly, there are no clear grounds for decision making regarding supply network development. Secondly, collaborations offers great opportunities to develop reverse distribution networks and build robust supply chains.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer-Verlag New York, 2014. 351-357 p.
, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238 ; 439
collaboration, resource scarcity, reverse distribution network
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150434DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44736-9_43ISI: 000360160100043ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906928268ISBN: 978-366244735-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150434DiVA: diva2:743371
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014; Ajaccio; France; 20 September 2014 through 24 September 2014
QC 201409222014-09-042014-09-042015-09-18Bibliographically approved