Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2011.6117910
Title: Governance mode in reverse logistics: A research framework
Authors: Lu, Q. 
Goh, M. 
De Souza, R.
Keywords: Framework
governance
reverse supply chain
third-party service provider
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Lu, Q.,Goh, M.,De Souza, R. (2011). Governance mode in reverse logistics: A research framework. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management : 216-220. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2011.6117910
Abstract: As the reverse supply chain for sustainability reasons has been attracting increasing attention, this theoretical work focuses on the governance mode of reverse logistics. It is a less explored sub-field in the reverse supply chain literature where manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have important roles in the chain governance. Manufacturers often engage professional third-party logistics (3PLs) firms to manage their products due to the complexity, variety, and trade compliance of such products. While such engagement can reduce the burden of product management for the manufacturers, the potential loss of competitive advantage or a conflict of interest can affect the manufacturers' reputation and profitability. Based on the literature as well as our initial fieldwork in several industries, we develop a research framework to explore the governance choice of manufacturers for reverse logistics, and examine the factors affecting the preference between self-governance and the outsourcing to third parties such as the 3PLs. © 2011 IEEE.
Source Title: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44243
ISBN: 9781457707391
ISSN: 21573611
DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2011.6117910
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