Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-01-0852

Reverse Logistic Planning and Product Take Back Analysis for Sustainable Product & Process Design 2011-01-0852

Diverse factors of sustainability drive the life cycle analysis of the product which already exists and need to go through Eco-redesign strategy. Sustainability in all sphere of the design approach requires compliance with regulations and standards. The concept of the reverse logistics and take back is getting very important in the wake of product recalls for exclusive compliance of safety requirements to satisfy the regulations. That is why it is very important that the reverse logistic supply chain net work for the product return lead time and life cycle impact of product planning should begins long before disposal and at the new product design time. This is why it is now believed to be best the way to measure the impact through a Life cycle analysis and reverse logistic planning which necessarily to be decided at the conceptual stage as to how the steps and stage of reverse logistic will be followed. The EU End of life vehicle directive and its effect are very important in this direction.
A conceptual model is presented in this regard which shows the role of reverse logistic and life cycle assessment of the product like packaging of plastic for which there is dearth of significant reverse logistic aspect that can influences the manufacturer's choice for the potential consumer. The dynamics in the lead time affect performance if this can be maximized stochastically in the wake of product take back and recalls for establishing global green economy. However, the model describes the function from the retailer path with which is the vital connection for other products like fridge, deep freezers, air conditions, juicers, mixers, cooking range heaters etc can be done by using the reverse logistic for re-manufacturing. Reverse Logistic and Life cycle analysis planning determines the big picture of the entire life cycle of the product in a holistic fashion for making policy decision and recommendations for all stake holders of the global market economy. Besides after the unloaded products to the specified consumer market station the return path of the same delivery service can be utilized logically for the reverse logistic and product take back. In the next generation of logistics, proactive companies must be innovative enough to integrate all strategic and operational factors in their reverse-logistics systems studies for their product take back as a part of a Comprehensive design for the new product & process system life cycle analysis.


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