Literature Review of Reverse Logistic, applications and future trends




Reverse logistic, taxonomy, closed loop chain


This article presents a review of the literature on Reverse Logistics (RL) research, application cases and exploration. Various databases were used to retrieve articles. This review has allowed to analyze initial concepts of RL and complementary ones with new optics and arguments developed by various authors. The main contribution is the taxonomy proposed in the development of the article. It was made up of relationship of themes and terms found in the literary review. Also, the most important fields of application and future trends in RL have been identified, where it has been determined that it is necessary to extend the analysis of RL towards an economic, social, cultural and environmental perspective.



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How to Cite

Campoverde, J., Carrillo, M. H., Jiménez Yumbla, J., Roldán Nariño, R., Loyola, D., & Coronel Pangol, K. (2022). Literature Review of Reverse Logistic, applications and future trends. Enfoque UTE, 13(2), pp. 31 - 47.