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Knowledge and decision support management in the circular flow economy
Author(s): Verena Blume; Hans-Dietrich Haasis
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Paper Abstract

The implementation of current developments in environmental protection requires an intercompany cooperation. In particular if aims are pursued, which are relevant for the circular flow economy. Its main aim is to obtain a protection of nature and natural resources by achieving closed loops (related to products, materials etc.). Cooperation within circular flow economy should be composed of all participants, which are involved in the life cycle of a product (e.g. supplier, producer, retailer, distributors, re-distributors, re-producer). Therefore information has to exchange between the participants. The exchange of information can regard as a qualification for the realization of closed loops. To implement circular flow economy it is necessary to decide on environmentally conscious measures. For example which logistic processes are necessary. In this context the paper deals with an investigation of logistic processes in order to realize an economical configuration of circular flow economy systems. Therefore we use results of a research project ("Konfiguration von kooperativen Kreislaufwirtschaftssystemen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Logistikdienstleistern" within the scope of the Research Center of Logistics at the University of Bremen (FoLo)). This research project was accomplished in cooperation with the University of Bremen, the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) as well as the BLG International Logistics GmbH & Co.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5262, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III, (27 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.516101
Show Author Affiliations
Verena Blume, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5262:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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