Reverse logistics network design: a state-of-the-art literature review

Piyawat Chanintrakul, Adrian E Coronado Mondragon, C.S. Lalwani, C.W. Wong

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In the last decade, research in reverse logistics has rapidly grown in both academia and business driven by factors such as economics, environmental legislations and corporate citizenship. Particularly in academic research, a variety of quantitative models have been proposed to address reverse logistics network design, a key area of research in logistics. In this paper, we present a comprehensive review of the literature on reverse logistics network design during the period 2000–2008 and identify future research gaps and opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-81
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • reverse logistics
  • network design

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