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Outsourcing reverse logistics and remanufacturing functions: a conceptual strategic model

by Sharon M. Ordoobadi
Management Research News ()
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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide a tool for decision makers to make more informed decisions regarding their outsourcing policies. Design/methodology/approach - In this study it is assumed that recycling or remanufacturing of these returns will soon be a must for original equipment manufacturers. The paper presents a multi-phased decision model for strategic analysis of outsourcing such activities. Findings - The proposed decision model provides a comprehensive tool for effective decision making by considering economic as well as strategic factors. Practical implications - The procedure proposed here can help practitioners with their outsourcing decisions. The model presented is conceptual. Application and validation is still required. Originality/value - The paper describes a new decision model that considers both strategic and economic issues of outsourcing reverse logistics activities.

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