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Designing a sustainable reverse logistics channel: the 18 generic structures framework
- El korchi, Akram, Millet, Dominique
- Journal of cleaner production 2011 v.19 no.6-7 pp. 588-597
- economic sustainability, environmental impact, manufacturing
- Remanufacturing end-of-life products requires setting up an economically and environmentally viable reverse logistics channel for supplying reusable used modules to the production chain. This paper introduces a framework to allow generating and assessing different reverse logistics channel structures. The framework is then applied to a product remanufacturing case. We analyze the current reverse logistics channel structure and propose alternative structures with less environmental impact and higher economic benefits.