Information Systems and Reverse Logistics: Examining Drivers of Implementation on Multiple Case Study Scenario

TitleInformation Systems and Reverse Logistics: Examining Drivers of Implementation on Multiple Case Study Scenario
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMaric, J, Rodhain, F, Barlette, Y
EditorKersten, W, Blecker, T, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsNext Generation Supply Chains
Volume18
Page211
Publisherepubli
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-8442-9879-6; 978-3-7375-0340-2
ISSN NumberISSN (print) 2365-4430, ISSN (online) 2365-5070
Keywordsinformation systems, management, reverse logistics, Sustainability
Abstract

Sustainability is becoming increasingly significant for business researchers and
practicioners, where Information Systems (IS) and sustainable development
open up a new field of interesting issues to be addressed by scholars. In this
paper we present research in progress regarding IS and reverse logistics.
Information Systems, in cohesion with closed loop Supply Chain Management
(SCM) process, and human resources capability development, produce an
innovative service developed to increase efficiency in sustainability efforts and
gain increased market value. Our research tends to focus on relationship
between IS and closed loop Supply Chains, examining sustainability impact of
the reverse logistics and examining organizational competitive advantage
gained through sustainability goals. Empirical, rather than theoretical, research
and practice regarding this concept is still in its infancy, and with our research
we tend to make a contribution to the field. Research model, tools of
assessment, in depth description of case studies and preliminary results are
presented in the paper as latter.