A taxonomy of current literature on reverse logistics

M. Granlie, H. H. Hvolby, R. A. Cassel, I. C. De Paula, C. Soosay

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The objectives of this article are to study reverse logistics in a broader perspective involving aspects such as maintaining, servicing, reusing and disposing products. In addition to reverse logistics this study involves after sales service, green supply chain management, product life-cycle management. The main contribution is a literature taxonomy that clearly shows that these areas overlap in their definition and are interconnected. Finally, industrial examples, conclusions and research directions, are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
EditorsMarcos de Sales Guerra Tsuzuki, José Reinaldo Silva
Number of pages6
PublisherIFAC Publisher
Publication date8 Aug 2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-902823-33-5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2013
Event11th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems - São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 22 May 201324 May 2013


Conference11th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
CitySão Paulo
SeriesI F A C Workshop Series


  • After Sales Service
  • End of Life
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Taxonomy


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