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A Comprehensive Approach in Assessing the Performance of an Automobile Closed-Loop Supply Chain
Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Malaysia
Business and Advanced Technology Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, International Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Received: 26 January 2010; in revised form: 20 February 2010 / Accepted: 11 March 2010 / Published: 30 March 2010
Abstract: The ecological issues arising from manufacturing operations have led to the focus on environmental sustainability in manufacturing. This can be addressed adequately using a closed-loop supply chain (CLSC). To attain an effective and efficient CLSC, it is necessary to imbibe a holistic performance measurement approach. In order to achieve this, there is a need to adopt a specific approach for a particular product rather than being generic. Since sustainability has direct environmental footprints that involve organizational stakeholders, suppliers, customers and the society at large, complexities surrounding supply chain performance measurement have multiplied. In this study, a suitable approach has been proposed for CLSC performance measurement in the automotive industry, based on reviewed literature. It is believed that this approach will result in increased effectiveness and efficiency in CLSC performance measurement.
Keywords: closed-loop supply chain; performance measurement; automobile supply chain
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Olugu, E.U.; Wong, K.Y.; Shaharoun, A.M. A Comprehensive Approach in Assessing the Performance of an Automobile Closed-Loop Supply Chain. Sustainability 2010, 2, 871-889.
Olugu EU, Wong KY, Shaharoun AM. A Comprehensive Approach in Assessing the Performance of an Automobile Closed-Loop Supply Chain. Sustainability. 2010; 2(4):871-889.
Olugu, Ezutah Udoncy; Wong, Kuan Yew; Shaharoun, Awaludin Mohamed. 2010. "A Comprehensive Approach in Assessing the Performance of an Automobile Closed-Loop Supply Chain." Sustainability 2, no. 4: 871-889.