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A functional model of supply chains and waste

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Christian Hicks, Professor Oliver Heidrich, Professor Tom McGovern, Professor Thomas Donnelly



Waste management is a strategic supply chain issue. This paper explores the definition and classification of waste from different viewpoints. A generic functional model is presented for modelling the material and flow of waste from both a physical and cumulative cost perspective. The application of the model is illustrated through a case study. The research demonstrates that improved waste management practices can simultaneously reduce disposal cost as well as generating additional value through the creation of new supply chains that reuse or recycle materials. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Hicks C, Heidrich O, McGovern T, Donnelly T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Production Economics

Year: 2004

Volume: 89

Issue: 2

Pages: 165-174

Print publication date: 28/05/2004

ISSN (print): 0925-5273

ISSN (electronic):

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/S0925-5273(03)00045-8


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