A Literature Review on Closed Loop Supply Chains

  • Aziz Kemal KonyalıoğluEmail author
  • İlke Bereketli Zafeirakopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Management of a supply chain is a complex process to model and optimize. Nowadays it is getting even more complex, due to environmental and economic problems we face. Supply chains require higher efficiency, energy and material recovery, and working with less cost. To fulfil these requirements, the concept of closed loop supply chain arose. There exist studies about closed loop supply chains in the literature and each of them proposes different methods to implement. In this study, it is aimed to put forward a literature review about closed loop supply chains, see which methods are used, and make a classification among them. Furthermore, the study will give a perspective about the most preferred methods and specified topic in closed loop supply chains in details.


Supply chain management Closed loop supply chain Literature review Production systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aziz Kemal Konyalıoğlu
    • 1
    Email author
  • İlke Bereketli Zafeirakopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringGalatasaray UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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