© 2001

Quantitative Models for Reverse Logistics


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 501)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Reverse Logistics: An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 3-10
    3. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 11-15
    4. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 17-34
  3. Reverse Logistics: Distribution Management Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 37-57
    3. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 85-86
  4. Reverse Logistics: Inventory Management Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 89-103
    3. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 105-131
    4. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 133-138
    5. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 139-140
  5. Reverse Logistics: Lessons Learned

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Moritz Fleischmann
      Pages 161-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-184

About this book


Economic, marketing, and legislative considerations are increasingly leading companies to take back and recover their products after use. From a logistics perspective, these initiatives give rise to new goods flows from the user back to the producer. The management of these goods flows opposite to the traditional supply chain flows is addressed in the recently emerged field of Reverse Logistics. This monograph considers quantitative models that support decision making in Reverse Logistics. To this end, several recent case studies are reviewed. Moreover, first hand insight from a study on used electronic equipment is reported on. On this basis, logistics issues arising in the management of "reverse" goods flows are identified. Moreover, differences between Reverse Logistics and more traditional logistics contexts are highlighted. Finally, attention is paid to capturing the characteristics of Reverse Logistics in appropriate quantitative models.


Distributionslogistik Kreislauflogistik Logistics Produktrücknahme Reverse logistics distribution distribution management product recovery management supply chain management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rotterdam School of Management, Faculteit BedrijfskundeErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantitative Models for Reverse Logistics
  • Authors Moritz Fleischmann
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-41711-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-56691-2
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Industrial and Production Engineering
    Operations Management
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