Applying Web-Based Collaborative Decision- Making in Reverse Logistics: The Case of Mobile Phones

Applying Web-Based Collaborative Decision- Making in Reverse Logistics: The Case of Mobile Phones

Giannis T. Tsoulfas (University of Piraeus, Greece), Costas P. Pappis (University of Piraeus, Greece) and Nikos I. Karacapilidis (University of Patras, Greece)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-982-3.ch039

Abstract

The increasing environmental concerns and the technological advances have boosted the post-use treatment of nearly all kinds of products and a new area for research and application has emerged described by the term “reverse logistics.” In this chapter, parameters that may affect reverse logistics operation are discussed from a decision-making perspective, so that alternative design options may be proposed and evaluated. In particular, these parameters are used for the qualitative evaluation of the reverse supply chain of mobile phones in Greece. For this purpose, we present an illustrative application of a Web-based decision support tool that may assist collaborative decision-making in conflicting environments, where diverse views, perspectives, and priorities shared among stakeholders have to be considered.

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