Retailer-driven Reverse Logistics

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Mai 2010



This book describes a closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) model with used product collecting and remanufacturing, or in other words, a reverse logistics model. The key feature of this book is that the CLSC model is retailer-driven while traditional CLSC models have been manufacturer- driven. This book is motivated by the emergence of super retailers such as Wal-Mart in recent years. These super retailers have tremendous pricing and supply chain power over other parties in the supply chain. This book shows that a loss leader pricing strategy is the optimal strategy for the super retailer, that is, the super retailer intentionally loses money for each used product returned in the reverse supply chain flow so as to make the maximum total profit considering both forward and reverse flows. This book also illustrates various ramifications of the retailer-driven model with respect to coordination mechanisms, policy implications, and third-party logistics. People who are in the supply chain management area, particularly in the reverse logistics area, will find this book enlightening and interesting.


Dr. Li has many years experience in logistics models, pricing strategy, and operations research. His expertise is in strategic decision-making with advanced quantitative methods. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and a PhD degree in Industrial Engineer from Iowa State University.
EAN: 9783639258639
ISBN: 3639258630
Untertitel: Super Retailers and Loss Leader Pricing Strategy. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2010
Seitenanzahl: 76 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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