Closing loops in supply chain management

Designing reverse supply chains for end-of-life vehicles

H.M. Le Blanc

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

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Abstract

In this thesis, the focus is on the design of reverse supply chains for end-of-life products, in particular end-of-life vehicles. For long-term success of end-of-life management, more economic stimuli are needed than is currently the case. Legislation as a single driving force is insufficient for companies to achieve closed loop supply chains. The key issue is to find eco-efficient solutions, i.e. design and operate an economically low cost network without violating applicable targets imposed by environmental legislation. In this thesis, a case study research methodology is adopted to develop design principles for network design and assess the consequences on the operations research models. Three case studies, which stem from the network of Auto Recycling Nederland, are described in detail.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Krikke, Harold, Co-promotor
  • Fleuren, Hein, Promotor
Award date15 Mar 2006
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9056681605
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Supply chain management
Reverse supply chain
End-of-life vehicles
End of life
Closed-loop supply chain
Design principles
Economics
Environmental legislation
Network design
Driving force
Case study research
Operations research
Legislation
Costs

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Le Blanc, H. M. (2006). Closing loops in supply chain management: Designing reverse supply chains for end-of-life vehicles. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Le Blanc, H.M.. / Closing loops in supply chain management : Designing reverse supply chains for end-of-life vehicles. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2006. 200 p.
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