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Metrics for performance measurement of a reverse/closed-loop supply chain

Metrics for performance measurement of a reverse/closed-loop supply chain Many a firm today continually evaluates the performance of its supply chain in order to check whether the supply chain needs to be re-designed with respect to the customers' needs and requirements. Due to the inherent differences in a traditional supply chain and a reverse/closed-loop supply chain with respect to movement of goods as well as information, it is inappropriate to adopt the performance measures of a traditional supply chain for a reverse/closed-loop supply chain. To this end, this paper addresses the metrics that help evaluate the performance of a reverse/closed-loop supply chain. These metrics are incorporated in a mathematical model that uses quality function deployment (QFD) and linear physical programming (LPP) effectively to measure the 'satisfaction level' of the supply chain with respect to each of the metrics. The approach is illustrated through a numerical example. Brief introductions to the techniques used (QFD and LPP) and a brief review of the research in the field of strategic planning of a reverse/closed-loop supply chain are also given. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling Inderscience Publishers

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Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1758-9401
eISSN
1758-941X
DOI
10.1504/IJBPSCM.2009.026263
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Abstract

Many a firm today continually evaluates the performance of its supply chain in order to check whether the supply chain needs to be re-designed with respect to the customers' needs and requirements. Due to the inherent differences in a traditional supply chain and a reverse/closed-loop supply chain with respect to movement of goods as well as information, it is inappropriate to adopt the performance measures of a traditional supply chain for a reverse/closed-loop supply chain. To this end, this paper addresses the metrics that help evaluate the performance of a reverse/closed-loop supply chain. These metrics are incorporated in a mathematical model that uses quality function deployment (QFD) and linear physical programming (LPP) effectively to measure the 'satisfaction level' of the supply chain with respect to each of the metrics. The approach is illustrated through a numerical example. Brief introductions to the techniques used (QFD and LPP) and a brief review of the research in the field of strategic planning of a reverse/closed-loop supply chain are also given.

Journal

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain ModellingInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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