Logística inversa en la cadena de suministros de teléfonos celulares inteligentes (smartphones) ¿una alternativa viable económicamente en el mercado colombiano?
Ruiz Zambrano, Juan Camilo
Reverse logistics includes reimbursement of manufactured products, aiming at the recovery, recycling, reuse of materials, waste reduction, repair and overhaul. Its implementation has increased due to the establishment of environmental regulations (eg extended producer responsibility or the Basel Convention), as well as the economic benefits generated. In this paper will be held a theoretical approach to state of the art concerning the processes of reverse logistics as well as the concepts of Eco-innovation and eco-design focused on smart phones market, with the aim to propose a model of reverse logistics to allow the appropriate use of obsolete cellphones. By applying the Eco-Innovation tools proposed by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) the characteristics of the Colombian market will be identified, allowing to define the opportunities presented and recovery processes currently established. Similarly these tools will allow to find models of eco-efficient and sustainable businesses.