Sustainability When Developing Return Centers

In its beginning stages, sustainability was referred to only as an environmental issue. Supply chain strategies nowadays are green strategies and the result of the need for a perfectly closed supply chain. Greening the supply chain is a tendency to minimize the environmental impact of all activities in a supply chain, and can be observed as a foundation for a sustainable one. Reversing the supply chain includes activities based on the tendency to capture value or to properly dispose goods that were returned to the logistic distribution chain. Reverse logistics can provide improved customer satisfaction, raise the level of environmental conscience and keep profit inside the company (by reducing costs). Reverse logistics activities are also implemented to keep up with new law regulations. When returning the products, a company can implement a return centre, in a form of a new facility or a part of existing warehouse. Development of a return centre can result in optimized processes and can provide maximal possible value for each returned product.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 425-430
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of First International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615307
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2016 1:24AM