Differences between forward and reverse logistics in a retail environment

Ronald S. Tibben-Lembke, Dale S. Rogers

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Abstract

This paper compares and contrasts forward and reverse logistics in a retail environment, with the focus on the reverse flow of product. Many differences between forward and reverse flows of logistics systems are presented. The impact of these factors depends to some extent on the supply chain position of a firm. Unlike much reverse logistics research, which is written from the perspective of the firm which will remanufacture or refurbish the product in the reverse flow, we consider the issues from the perspective of the firm generating the reverse flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-282
Number of pages12
JournalSupply Chain Management: An International Journal
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Retailing
  • Reverse logistics
  • Supply-chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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