Obtaining Competitiveness Through Reverse Logistics: A Case Study in a Wood Industry

  • Patricia Guarnieri Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil - State University of Ponta Grossa - UEPG - Brazil
  • Divonsir de Jesuz Silva Dutra Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil
  • Regina Negri Pagani Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil - State University of Ponta Grossa - UEPG - Brazil
  • Kazuo Hatakeyama Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil
  • Luiz Alberto Pilatti Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil

Abstract

The reverse logistics make possible the return of residues to productive and/or business cycle. The present study has as objective to analyse the practices of a wood industry regarding to the residues and the ecological, lawful, and economic returns, obtained with the application of the reverse logistics concepts in the business environment. The technical procedure adopted was the case study. The data collection was made through the direct observation and interviews with the people in charge of the production and logistics sectors. The main results found were: the residues generated returns to the productive cycle obeying the environmental legislation, transforming itself in raw material again. The lawful revaluing of wood residues obtain competitiveness to company, because solve the residues destination problem providing the return for productive and business cycle, thus aggregating economic, lawful and ecological value to the wood residues.

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Author Biographies

Patricia Guarnieri, Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil - State University of Ponta Grossa - UEPG - Brazil
Postgraduate Program in Production Engineering, Federal Technical University of Parana (UTFPR), Ponta Grossa, PR Master’s Degree Student in Production Engineering, Professor Collaborator of the Department of Accounting at the State University of Ponta Grossa and Collaborator fellow in Revista Gestão Industrial, the scientific magazine maintained by UTFPR
Divonsir de Jesuz Silva Dutra, Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil
Postgraduate Program in Production Engineering, Federal Technical University of Parana (UTFPR), Ponta Grossa, PR Master in Production Engineering, Advicer of SEBRAE
Regina Negri Pagani, Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil - State University of Ponta Grossa - UEPG - Brazil
Postgraduate Program in Production Engineering, Federal Technical University of Parana (UTFPR), Ponta Grossa, PR Master’s Degree Student in Production Engineering, Professor Collaborator of the Department of Administration at the State University of Ponta Grossa and Collaborator fellow in Revista Gestão Industrial, the scientific magazine maintained by UTFPR
Kazuo Hatakeyama, Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil
Postgraduate Program in Production Engineering, Federal Technical University of Parana (UTFPR), Ponta Grossa, PR Coordinator and Professor of Master Degree Course in Production Engineering,
Luiz Alberto Pilatti, Federal Technologic University of the Paraná – UTFPR, Paraná, Brazil
Postgraduate Program in Production Engineering, Federal Technical University of Parana (UTFPR), Ponta Grossa, PR Professor of Master Degree Course in Production Engineering,
Published
2006-10-28
How to Cite
Guarnieri, P., Dutra, D. de J. S., Pagani, R. N., Hatakeyama, K., & Pilatti, L. A. (2006). Obtaining Competitiveness Through Reverse Logistics: A Case Study in a Wood Industry. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 1(4), 121-130. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/cas2
Section
Case Studies