Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, 2020

ISBN: 9786239555108


REVERSE LOGISTICS CAPABILITY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FROM A LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE

Michael Wang
Department of Business Information System, Auckland University of Technology

Peter Shi
Department of Management, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University

Bill Wang
Department of Business Information System, Auckland University of Technology

Geoffrey Chow
New Silk Road Global Institute

The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual framework of reverse logistics capability in the pharmaceutical industry. Today, sustainability is becoming increasingly important for all companies, across all industries including the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, reverse logistics plays a vital role in recycled material flows and waste management in supporting sustainable development. Based on the Resource-based View, this study identified the five key reverse logistics capabilities, including technology, innovation, customisation, responsiveness and flexible operations, which may support waste management in the pharmaceutical industry from a logistics management perspective. This may provide some directions for both researchers and managers to further develop reverse logistics capability in order to optimise waste management in the different industries. The article contributes to the logistics management literature.

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    author = {Wang, Michael and Shi, Peter and Wang, Bill and Chow, Geoffrey},
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    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management},
    year = {2020},
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