This text provides informative, short introductions to the core concepts of Operations Management. This text contains more than 50 concept entries and is fully cross-referenced.An outstanding reference for Operations Management students at all levels. 

Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics

Reverse logistics is the discipline concerned with the logistical planning of the management of returned goods, either because they have reached the end of their lifecycle or because they need to be recycled.

Logistics is the discipline dealing with the flow of products along supply chains and distribution channels. It deals with issues such as inventory management, transportation systems, and warehouse management. Although it is clearly related to many operations management concepts (e.g., supply chain management, the dependability of delivery and scheduling), it is a separate field of study. In most general logistical problems, logistical systems are designed to deliver goods on time at a minimum cost when multiple suppliers (sources) and multiple customers (destinations) exist. Traditional logistics are based on the assumption ...

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