In this paper we define and compare Reverse Logistics definitions. We start by giving an understanding framework of Reverse Logistics: the why-what-how. By this means, we put in context the driving forces for Reverse Logistics, a typology of return reasons, a classification of products, processes and actors. In addition we provide a decision framework for Reverse Logistics and we present it according to long, medium and short term decisions, i.e. strategic-tactic-operational decisions.

Decision-making, Framework, Reverse logistics, Theory building
Econometric Institute Research Papers
Erasmus School of Economics

de Brito, M.P, & Dekker, R. (2002). Reverse logistics - a framework (No. EI 2002-38). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Retrieved from