Emerging Field of Green Supply Chain Management

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(chin, 2012)In supporting environmental sustainability, managing product returns has become a very important and challenging issue. Responding to this trend, researchers in many parts of the world have conducted numerous studies in reverse logistics and reverse supply chain that were considered separately from the forward channel of supply chains. Meanwhile, there are opportunities to create added values from product returns and to improve efficiency when both channels are considered in an integrated way, as a closed loop supply chain. On the other hand, remanufacturing is a very appealing option among product recovery processes that has potential to increase the value of product returns. However, the available literature and theories on closed loop supply chain with remanufacturing are still limited. This paper aims to provide a literature review that covers closed loop supply chain with remanufacturing to identify its characteristics based on previous works in this area. The review methodology discontent analysis, classified into managerial aspects and technical aspects with their subsequent topics. Related literatures will be mapped under the above mentioned structures while identifying other important aspects that have potentials for further study. An outline of research opportunities will presented as a result of the review.

(preuss, 2013)Birds flap their wings in oil-infested coastal waters, unable to take off. Trees in a coniferous forest have lost all but a handful of their needles. An empty landscape is scarred by open-cast mining. These are just some of the images that have brought home the enormous costs to the natural environmental of industrial development.

(beamon, 1999)Sustainable development has made remarkabl...

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...nal supply chain perspective. The “quality revolution in the late 1980’s and the supply chain revolution in the early 1990’s” have sparked businesses to become environmentally conscious. GrSCM has gained popularity with both academics and practitioners to aim in reducing waste and preserving the quality of product-life and the natural resources. Eco-efficiency and remanufacturing processes are now important assets to achieve best practice (Ashley, 1993; Srivastava, 2007). Global market demands and governmental pressures are pushing businesses to become more sustainable (Guide & Srivastava, 1998; Gungor & Gupta, 1999). Walton, Handfield and Melynyk (1998, p. 2) even claim that “increasing government regulation and stronger public mandates for environmental accountability have brought these issues into the executive suites, and onto strategic planning agendas.”
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