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.

Return to Sustainability topic.

Related concepts

Supplier Diversity - What is it?

‘Diversity’ refers to the idea of variety, a central feature of the world that we and other species inhabit. Given current trends, diversity can be seen as an asset that can be exploited...

Find out more

The importance of water to Australian supply chains

In good times, extractive industries have benefited from high demand and prices, with the Australian economy enjoying a growth in exports. The current global economic recession paints a...

Find out more

Ethical Sourcing, Organisations and Brands

In the area of ethical sourcing, the role of the P & SM professional has never been more dynamic, with challenges from a stakeholder base willing and able to voice their opinions on...

Find out more