Closed-Loop Supply Chains New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices

ISBN-10: 1420095250

ISBN-13: 9781420095258

Edition: 2010

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A complete presentation of closed loop supply chain processes, this book demonstrates the impact it has on all aspect of the supply chain, from product development, to materials, to assembly and profitability. It includes research and case studies from the industries that use the closed loop supply chain methodology and explores how they use its practices to be more environmentally friendly and profitable. The authors cover profitable practices in returned products and recovery of products, designing the reverse logistics network, production planning, marketing strategies for recovered products, and how closed loop supply chain strategies can be used in industries other than manufacturing.
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Book details

List price: $94.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Auerbach Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/21/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 257
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Mark Ferguson is the Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology and Management and the John and Wendi Wells Associate Professor of Operations Management in the College of Management at Georgia Tech. He received his PhD in Business Administration, with a concentration in Operations Management from Duke University in 2001. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. Dr. Ferguson's research interests involve many areas of supply chain management and sustainability including production planning policies for remanufacturing, product line extensions involving remanufactured products, the use of leasing and trade-in policies to recover end-of-use products, and business strategies for responding to secondary markets.Dr. Ferguson serves as the faculty director for Technology and Management Program (www.mgt.gatech.edu/tm) and the coordinator for the focused research area on dynamic pricing and revenue management (http://mgt.gatech.edu/fac_research/centers_initiatives/pricing/index.html). Two of his papers have won best paper awards from the Production and Operations Management Society and several of his research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he had five years of experience as a manufacturing engineer and supply chain manager with IBM.Gilvan "Gil" Souza is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Prior to coming to Kelley, Gil was a tenured associate professor at the University of Maryland. He received a Ph.D. in operations management from UNC, an MBA from Clemson University, and a BS in aeronautical engineering from ITA (Brazil). Prior to entering academic, Gil had about five years of experience in product development and product planning at Volkswagen of Brazil. His research focuses in supply chain management, remanufacturing, and sustainable operations. It has been published in all the top journals in the field, and he won the Wickham Skinner Early�Career Research Accomplishments award from POMS in 2004. Gil has taught courses in operations and supply chain management, primarily in MBA and EMBA programs, and he teaches the sustainable operations MBA elective at Kelley.

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