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Reverse Logistics as Logistics of Return and Closed­Loop Flows

Authors: Vadim A. Lazarev, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Prof. of Enterprises Economics Dept., Ural Business Institute

Inna A. Kulkova, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Prof. of Labour Economics and Management Dept., Ural State University of Economics

Abstract: In the article the authors’ understanding of the essence and content of return and closed­loop flows is reflected. It allows classifying them as elements of reverse logistics, which embraces logistics of return flows and logistics of closed­loop flows.

Keywords: Flow, return flow, closed-loop flow, reverse logistics, logistics of return flows, logistics of closed-loop flows, classification of freight and material return and closed-loop flows