Reverse supply chains in Industry 4.0

Al-Shihmani, Wisam Ibrahim Mousa and Ali Agha, Mouhamad Shaker and Masood, Tariq (2022) Reverse supply chains in Industry 4.0. In: 29th International European Operations Management Association Annual Conference, 2022-07-01 - 2022-07-06.

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Reverse supply chains (RSC) activities are gaining popularity in the literature and practice due to their contribution to achieving the organizations' sustainable goals and financial indicators. The concept of RSC is forked and representative of many activities. The tasks of RSCs are not limited to recycling waste. Industry 4.0 is a widely used concept that encourages adopting a modern technological and interdependent approach to manufacturing. A working framework has been produced to summarize the contemporary knowledge in the literature and show how Industry 4.0 can potentially support RSC activities.