Special Issue "Reverse Logistics for Sustainability"
A special issue of Logistics (ISSN 2305-6290).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rajesh Piplani
Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Cluster, Nanyang Technological University, N3-02c-84, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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Interests: supply chain planning; supply network design; reverse logistics; production planning; Industry 4.0; sustainable supply chains; inventory planning
Supply chain sustainability has attained special importance as triple-bottom line issues take center stage in the operations of multi-national companies. In order to reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains, more and more companies are exploring ways to bring products back into the system their forward chains ship out. Such reverse flow of used or faulty products can enable companies to reduce the consumption of raw material/components, while refurbishment of used systems can facilitate the reuse of a majority of the systems that are still as-good-as-new.
This Special Issue will focus on models, cases and examples of reverse logistics strategies that enable sustainability of supply chains.
Authors are cordially invited to submit papers to Logistics for this Special Issue. Manuscripts can be submitted on any of the following topics:
- Supply chain sustainability with a focus on reverse logistics
- Reverse logistics strategies for enabling sustainability
- Models of reverse logistics strategies
- Cases and examples of reverse logistics strategies
We especially welcome real-life applications of reverse logistics strategies in companies.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rajesh Piplani
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Logistics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Reverse Logistics
- Design for Repair
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Supply Chain Sustainability