This paper gives an overview of scientific literature that describes and discusses cases of reverse logistics activities in practice. Over sixty case studies are considered. Based on these studies we are able to indicate critical factors for the practice of reverse logistics. In addition we compare practice with theoretical models and point out research opportunities in the field.

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de Brito, M., Flapper, S. D. P., & Dekker, R. (2002). Reverse logistics (No. EI 2002-21). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Retrieved from