Reverse logistics in construction deals with the movement of building products and materials from salvaged buildings to a new construction site. Demolition firms and contractors need to coordinate their inter-firm activities for disposition scenarios such as reuse, refurbishing, recycling or disposal. Through elaborating on information processing theory, this multiple case-study explores how their coordination mechanisms match uncertainties in different disposition scenarios. Three configurations of demolisher-contractor interorganizational relationships are uncovered: the ‘disposer-controller’ (successful for material recycling), the ‘mover-reseller’ (successful for modular component reuse) and the ‘seller-speculator’ (unsuccessful for element reuse) configuration. These insights contribute to information processing theory and may open up new possibilities to promote resource efficiency within the construction industry.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Apr 2017|
|Event||26th Annual IPSERA Conference 2017 - Budapest/Balatonfured, Hungary|
Duration: 9 Apr 2017 → 12 Apr 2017
Conference number: 26
|Conference||26th Annual IPSERA Conference 2017|
|Period||9/04/17 → 12/04/17|
- Information processing
- Reverse logistics
van den Berg, M., Voordijk, H., & Adriaanse, A. (2017). Coordinating reverse logistics in construction: mechanisms to manage uncertainties for various disposition scenarios. Paper presented at 26th Annual IPSERA Conference 2017, Budapest/Balatonfured, Hungary.