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The returns management process in supply chain strategy  (2007)

Autori:
MOLLENKOPF D.; RUSSO I.; FRANKEL R.
Titolo:
The returns management process in supply chain strategy
Anno:
2007
Tipologia prodotto:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Nazioni degli autori:
STATI UNITI D'AMERICA
Lingua:
Inglese
Formato:
A Stampa
Referee:
Nome rivista:
INT J. PHYS. DISTRIB. LOGIST. MANAG.
ISSN Rivista:
0960-0035
N° Volume:
37
Numero o Fascicolo:
7
Intervallo pagine:
568-592
Parole chiave:
Returns management, functional integration, supply chain management, qualitative methodology, reverse logistics
Breve descrizione dei contenuti:
Theory development related to returns management within supply chain strategy. We investigate the marketing/logistics relationship relative to the returns management process. Grounded theory qualitative methodology. We interviewed managers in five Italian firms, across marketing and logistics roles, at strategic and operational levels. Three key findings emerged: 1) strong evidence exists that strategic goals and policies are being implemented; 2) cross-functional integration within the firms is broader than was expected; 3) the more integrated firms deal better with external factors influencing the returns management process. Firms were pre-selected for participation, due to researcher's time constraints. Additionally, given the pan-European approach to many supply chains, this Italian research needs to be replicated in other [western and eastern] European settings to determine the robustness of the factors posited to be important to the returns management process. Finally, other functional areas beyond marketing and logistics are involved in returns management, and will be more formally incorporated into future research. Returns management  increasingly being recognized as affecting competitive positioning  provides an important link between marketing and logistics. The broad nature of its cross-functional impact suggests that firms would benefit by improving internal integration efforts. In particular, a firm's ability to react to and plan for the influence of external factors on the returns management process is improved by such internal integration. Returns management has been under-represented in much of the logistics and supply chain literature. This paper represents the first stage of an on-going research project aimed at providing a theoretical framework for understanding the returns management process within a firm's supply chain strategy.
Note:
The International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management : * provides business practitioners, consultants and academics with leading edge information and discussions of current developments in the field * facilitates the interchange of information among business planners and researchers on a worldwide basis * provides a platform for new thinking on problems and techniques in physical distribution and logistics management
Pagina Web:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&hdAction=lnkhtml&contentId=1620976&dType=SUB&history=false
Id prodotto:
39801
Handle IRIS:
11562/314510
depositato il:
5 novembre 2012
ultima modifica:
2 novembre 2016
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Citazione bibliografica:
MOLLENKOPF D.; RUSSO I.; FRANKEL R., The returns management process in supply chain strategy «INT J. PHYS. DISTRIB. LOGIST. MANAG.» , vol. 37 , n. 72007pp. 568-592

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