Meeting the Closed-Loop Challenge: The Case of Remanufacturing

  title={Meeting the Closed-Loop Challenge: The Case of Remanufacturing},
  author={Margarete A. Seitz and Kenneth John Peattie},
  journal={California Management Review},
  pages={74 - 89}
This article examines the experiences of a major European car manufacturer in developing a dedicated car engine remanufacturing operation and a reverse logistics operation to support it. The company's efforts demonstrate that achieving reverse logistics flows through existing logistics channels is feasible and can prove relatively unproblematic. The real challenges involved in closing the loop were in managing the remanufacturing process in the face of external competition for old engines… 

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