Reverse logistics in the Chinese auto-parts firms: Implementation framework development through multiple case studies

Nachiappan Subramanian, Angappa Gunasekaran, Muhammad D. Abdulrahman, Chang Liu, Danwei Su

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Abstract

In recent years, the implementation of reverse logistics (RL) in automobile manufacturing has drawn extensive interest from the Chinese government that has launched relevant take-back and environmental regulations and pilot projects. This study focuses on RL implementation issues in Chinese auto-parts manufacturing sector. Based on comprehensive literature review and multiple case studies in the Chinese auto-parts firms, this paper proposes a conceptual RL framework and highlights the major implementation issues. The purpose of this paper is to draw an overall picture of RL in the Chinese context, highlighting implementation issues in the auto-parts sector. Our study suggests that Chinese RL implementation requires close government monitoring mechanism and incentives, top management commitment within firms, technology and human capabilities support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-234
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2014

Keywords

  • Chinese auto-parts manufacturers
  • implementation issues
  • reverse logistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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