Resource: Presentation: Closed Loop Manufacturing - how it drives competitive advantage
This presentation summarises the dissertation work of Laura Clise and colleagues at Thunderbird University in 2007/8.
Tuesday, 11th August 2009
- Identify the leading organizations developing and implementing closed-loop manufacturing systems
- Understand the challenges of designing, constructing and executing closed-loop systems
- Examine the role of 'reverse logistics' as a driver of additional costs or source of cost reductions and what the key determinants of profitability are
- Explore the role of government regulations requiring product take back and extended producer responsibility for full product lifecycles from manufacture to end of life disposition
- Determine whether closed-loop strategies theory actually works
Aircraft, Automobile, Battery, Building Material, Carpet, Computer, Consumer Packaged Goods, Cosmetic, Defense, Consumer Electronic, Food and Beverage, Footwear, The studey examined over 30 industries including: Home Furniture, Hospitality, Industrial Equipment, Mattress, Medical Imagery, Office Automation, Office Furniture, Petroleum, Pharmaceutical, Photocopier, Photography, Power Tool, Rail Service, Resin, Semiconductor, Steel, Telecommunications, Textile, Tire and Toy.