Dissertation > Economic > Economic planning and management > Economic calculation, economic and mathematical methods > Economic and mathematical methods

Study on the Reverse Logistics Operation Based on Virtual Enterprises

Author HeYi
Tutor LiuZhiXue
School Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Course Management Science and Engineering
Keywords reverse logistics operational mode virtual enterprise fractal
CLC F224
Type Master's thesis
Year 2007
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As a new way help to obtain economic benefit and social benefit, reverse logistics (RL) is regarded by more and more enterprises and has become an important strategy of the enterprises even the countries, to seizure the global plateau. With the urgent demand of implementing, the main problem for the enterprises is the decision-making of strategy to manage the reverse logistics operation effectively. It is important to find an effective operational mode for reverse logistics, on which an in-depth research will be significant and profound.By analyzing the intrinsic characteristic of reverse logistics and the new circumstance along with the economic society developing, the reverse logistics operational mode based on virtual enterprises(RLBVE) is established in this thesis. Firstly, the research begins with the background analysis, in order to expatiate on the motive and significance of reverse logistics. After reviewing the existing literatures systematically, the thesis presents the reverse logistics operational mode based on virtual enterprises and goes deep into the operational motive. The operation of virtual enterprises is taken into consideration from organization configuration, function-dividing and operational framework. The fractal logistics units are designed to carry out the functions of reverse logistics and they make up of the fractal virtual enterprises for the object of reverse logistics. Then, the qualitative and quantitative methods are used to anatomize the operational flows, including the programming of reverse logistics network, the design of reverse logistics information system and the dynamic management of operational entities. Finally, the case of Compaq illuminates the application of reverse logistics operational management based on virtual enterprises in practice.

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