Challenges and opportunities for reverse logistics initiatives in the automotive industry


This paper investigates the main strategies automotive companies adopt to address the issue of dealing with end-of-life vehicles and spare parts. Furthermore, it investigates the reasons behind take-back strategies, i.e how and why automotive companies undertake initiatives in reverse logistics. The research findings indicate that companies are trying to respond to the end-of-life legislation based on cost-effective approaches as well as corporate environmental responsibility. Outsourcing is used when expertise is found to extract value from scrap and there is cooperation with suppliers and vendors to facilitate the dismantling of cars and recycling of parts.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Event Title: 18th International Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Cambridge
Event Dates: 2011-07-03 - 2011-07-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: automotive industry,reverse logistics,end-of-life,environmental management
ISBN: 978-1-902546-94-0
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024 08:07
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 15:05
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2011
Authors: Nunes, Breno (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8892-2728)
Bennett, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1480-8652)
Shaw, Duncan
Quariguasi, João



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