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Title: Implementing just-in-time philosophy to reverse logistics systems : a review
Authors: Chan, HK
Yin, S
Chan, FTS 
Issue Date: 2010
Source: International journal of production research, 2010, v. 48, no. 21, p. 6293-6313
Abstract: Just-in-time (JIT) and reverse logistics are two important philosophies. Coincidentally, both are related to reducing the impact on the environment. However, they are sometimes in conflict with each other. The former focuses on moving the materials smoothly which require a stable demand and supply, but the latter is weak in terms of predicting how many returned products will be processed. Therefore, there is a need to investigate the impact of JIT to reverse logistics systems. After an extensive literature review based on a model developed for this purpose, different functions, namely reverse logistics structure, process model, product life cycle, information system model, and JIT performance, have been identified that have great impact on integrating JIT with reverse logistics. In short, a process model with JIT can have a better control on cost and efficiency of reverse logistics activities, and product life cycle management with JIT helps to design the product that consider the reverse activities in various process models. An information system can support both process model and product life cycle management for JIT reverse logistics. Details are presented in this paper.
Keywords: environment
just-in-time
reverse logistics
supply chain management
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: International journal of production research 
ISSN: 0020-7543
EISSN: 1366-588X
DOI: 10.1080/00207540903225213
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