Closed-Loop Supply Chain (CLSC) - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Closed-Loop Supply Chain (CLSC)

The green race in supply chain has started (President, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development).

Information about Closed-Loop Supply Chain (CLSC)

CLSC mainly occur due to commercial returns, warranty replacements, recycling and reuse or leased equipment renewals (Easwaran and Uster, 2009). CLSC generally incorporates activities observed in both the traditional forward supply chain and in the reverse supply chain (Guide et al., 2003). Generally, CLSCs follow a channel similar to the forward channel but in the reverse direction (Easwaran and Uster, 2009). In the forward supply chain raw materials are manufactured into new products, where in the reverse supply chain it is used products that are remanufactured.

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