Desarrollo de un sistema de logística inversa en el grupo industrial Alfonso Gallardo

Universia Business Review (Impact Factor: 0.15). 05/2007;
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Reverse logistics is still a novelty concept formany companies and professionals that can be defined as the process of managing return process of end-of-life products from customers to a point for recapturing value or proper disposal. This study is focused on the design and evaluation of a recovery system for packaging materials in a company belonging to an important business group. This reverse logistics system generates economic and environmental advantages, and insights that can be used by other companies.

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