Factors for implementing end-of-life product reverse logistics in the Chinese manufacturing sector

Subramanian, N, Gunasekaran, A, Abdulrahman, M and Liu, C 2014, 'Factors for implementing end-of-life product reverse logistics in the Chinese manufacturing sector', International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 235-245.


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Title Factors for implementing end-of-life product reverse logistics in the Chinese manufacturing sector
Author(s) Subramanian, N
Gunasekaran, A
Abdulrahman, M
Liu, C
Year 2014
Journal name International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
Volume number 21
Issue number 3
Start page 235
End page 245
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract Dedicated, skilled and relatively cheap manpower coupled with efficient manufacturing techniques has elevated Chinas status as the worlds factory. China is now capable of producing virtually any product, from cheap toys to some of the most sophisticated goods and equipment. The resultant economic benefits and associated enormous consumption due to rise in per capita income are accompanied by an equally unprecedented negative environmental impact arising from the huge increase of end-of-life (EoL) products. This study aims to understand and prioritise EoL product reverse logistics (RL) factors from Chinese manufacturing sector perspective. Multiple case studies in five different industries within the manufacturing sector have been carried out and analytic hierarchy process (AHP) has been employed to prioritise the governing factors for the successful RL implementation in the Chinese manufacturing sector. Results indicate that Chinese firms are unlikely to embark on RL operations without external factors such as strict government legislation.
Subject Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) AHP
China
end-of-life products
manufacturing sector
reverse logistics
DOI - identifier 10.1080/13504509.2014.906003
Copyright notice © 2014 Taylor and Francis.
ISSN 1350-4509
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