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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The benefits of reverse logistics: The case of the Manchester Royal Infirmary Pharmacy
Authors: Ritchie, Liz
Burnes, Bernard
Whittle, Paul
Hey, Richard
Contact Email: bernard.burnes@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Supply-chain management
Reverse logistics
Pharmaceuticals
National Health Service
Recycling
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Emerald
Citation: Ritchie L, Burnes B, Whittle P & Hey R (2000) The benefits of reverse logistics: The case of the Manchester Royal Infirmary Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management, 5 (5), pp. 226-233.
Abstract: Describes a research project carried out within the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) to evaluate and improve the recycling and disposal of pharmaceutical products. Discusses supply chain management practices in the National Health Service and, in particular, focuses on the concept of reverse logistics (the recycling of pharmaceutical stock for later re-use). The research involved the analysis of returned stock from 28 hospital units and, from this data, the development and implementation of a revised recycling process within MRI Pharmacy. Concludes by arguing that there are significant financial and operational advantages to the NHS, and other organisations, in developing effective reverse logistics processes.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21387
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13598540010350330
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Affiliation: University of Manchester
Management Work and Organisation
University of Manchester
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust

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