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A conceptual framework for designing pharmaceutical reverse logistics networks in China

A conceptual framework for designing pharmaceutical reverse logistics networks in China

Xie, Ying and Zhou, Li ORCID: 0000-0001-7132-5935 (2008) A conceptual framework for designing pharmaceutical reverse logistics networks in China. In: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Corby, UK, pp. 420-425. ISBN 9781904564003

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Abstract

Over latest decade, Reverse Logistics (RL) has gained more and more attention from both industry and academia. In the past, most research on RL has been focused on automobile, electronic waste, computer, paper, package and package material. There is very little research and practice on drug recycling. Nevertheless, it is vital important to properly dispose expired drug because of hazardous contain which may harm to people and environment. In China, public awareness of the harmfulness of expired drugs is still very low and very few efforts have been made to recycle drugs. Therefore, this research aims to build up a conceptual framework to indentify factors of influencing drug recycling in China, from scratch borrowing from existing literature and industry practices in other recycling areas. This framework helps in designing reverse logistic (RL) network and also can provide a useful reference tool for policymakers at the local and national level. Furthermore, a primary research is planed to validate the framework and RL network.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference
Additional Information: [1] Paper presented at 13th Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008 - with theme 'Supply Chain Innovations: People, Practice and Performance', held 10-12 September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK. [2] Conference report available at: http://www.ciltuk.org.uk/download/lrnreportnov08.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: reverse logistics, green supply chain, 3PL, pharmaceutical drug recycling
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Supply Chain Management Research Group
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Supply Chain Management Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2763

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