Closed-Loop Supply Chains: A Strategic Overview Chapter uri icon


  • Managers who consider a closed-loop supply chain just another environmental initiative need to update their thinking. Modern firms that use closed-loop supply chains as a competitive strategy receive many benefitsparticularly higher profitability and control over a products entire lifecycle. In fact, the market for multiple lifecycle products continues to grow, with current estimates holding that remanufactured product sales exceed $100 billion per year. As a result of analyzing the ever-growing remanufacturing sector through years of working with managers in numerous industries, various levers and themes surrounding effective closed-loop supply chain strategies became apparent. This chapter presents these findings and shows how firms in multiple industries experienced both successes and failures of their closed-loop supply chain strategies.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abbey, J. D., & Guide, V.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Abbey, James D||Guide, V Daniel R

editor list (cited editors)

  • Bouchery, Y., Corbett, C. J., Fransoo, J. C., & Tan, T.

Book Title

  • Sustainable Supply Chains

publication date

  • January 2016