A framework to design reverse logistics operations based on circular economy values

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dc.contributor.advisor Tjahjono, Benny
dc.contributor.advisor Fan, Ip-Shing
dc.contributor.author Ripanti, Eva Faja
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-10T10:12:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-10T10:12:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/11759
dc.description.abstract Reverse Logistics (RL) is complex to be managed due to the uncertainty involved e.g. the quality range of products, timing of product returns, and volume of returns. A robust RL design can contribute to increase the effectiveness of RL operations. Therefore, an RL design framework needs to be formalised. Circular economy (CE) focuses on supporting the separation of treatments between technical and biological materials in maximising the design for reuse to return to the biosphere and retain value through innovations across fields. The aim of the research is to develop a new framework to design RL operations based on CE values that can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of RL operations. This research has been conducted through the qualitative research involving cases in product recovery (PR) options that are analysed in-depth. Literature review and interview are the main methods of this research. A test was conducted by interviewing expert and respondents to obtain the expert view and test the research result which is a developed framework to design RL based on CE values. The testing engaged five criteria (usability, feasibility, consistency, effectiveness, and utility). The formal RL design framework, 15 CE values, framework to design RL based on CE values specifically PR options (repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing, and cannibalisation) are main research findings. The research contributes academically to the development of a formal RL design framework and to the identification, reformulation, redefinition, and implementation of CE values. The research can be used as a basis for an effective design of RL that takes into account the economic, environmental, and social impacts. The research can be used as a guideline or an appraisal tool in designing/modifying RL based on CE values that can support the implementation of a single RL operation and also RL based on CE. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.rights © Cranfield University, 2016. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder. en_UK
dc.subject Circular economy en_UK
dc.subject Circular economy values en_UK
dc.subject Framework en_UK
dc.subject Product recovery en_UK
dc.subject Reverse logistics en_UK
dc.subject Reverse logistics design en_UK
dc.title A framework to design reverse logistics operations based on circular economy values en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_UK


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