Strategic Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management

  • Baptiste Lebreton

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 586)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Setting Up Closed-Loop Supply Chains

  3. Closed-Loop Supply Chains: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-99
    2. Pages 101-117
    3. Pages 119-132
    4. Pages 133-137
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 139-156

About this book


Closed loops depict supply chains for which Original Equipement Manufacturer reintegrate their returned products into their own production network. While the reverse logistics research has extensively addressed the technical aspects of product reintegration, very few insights are available on whether OEMs should commit themselves to a closed-loop. The structure of the monograph is aligned to the decision-making process of Original Equipment Manufacturers willing to investigate the potential of closed-loops. This decision-making process is structured around fundamental questions managers are expected to answer prior to running a circular supply chain: Does a closed-loop fit with the corporate objectives? Is it profitable to run a closed-loop? How should OEMs deal with free-riders’ competition? Which product/technology/location setup leads to a profit-maximizing supply chain? The planning framework is finally applied to two case studies from the tire and the computer industry.


Logistics Optimization Remanufacturing Reverse Logistics Strategic Network Planning Supply Chains Sustainable Supply Chain Management production

Authors and affiliations

  • Baptiste Lebreton
    • 1
  1. 1.Technology and Operations ManagementINSEADFontainebleauFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-38907-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-38908-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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