Lecture: The Value of Information Systems for Product Recovery Management

February 19, 2013
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management

Room: 306

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Contact:
Dong "Michelle" Lee

Isenberg Ph.D. alumna Tina Wakolbinger will be presenting her research at this special UMass INFORMS "Meet an Isenberg Ph.D. Alum" event. All are invited to attend.

Abstract: Recovery operations for products at the end of their life play a critical role in achieving sustainable business practices. The importance of efficient Product Recovery Management operations is highlighted by the Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) category of products. Governments worldwide are recognizing the importance of recovery operations for WEEE due to the high risk of hazardous material contamination of the product category as well as the potential economic value of the precious materials included. To accommodate special recovery regimes for this product category, governments have started setting up regulations that outline under what conditions WEEE will be recycled within their jurisdictions. This presentation sheds light on the role of information systems in product recovery management. Specifically the talk highlights conditions that ensure that investments in information systems are economically justifiable for manufacturers and when policy-makers need to consider facilitating their implementation. 

 

View event flier and more details about this guest speaker.


Directions:

By Car
For door-to-door driving directions to the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management please visit  mapquest.comor google.com

By Air
Bradley International Airport (Hartford/Springfield) is 45 miles south of the University; 
Logan International Airport (Boston) is 90 miles to the east. Valley Transporter (800-872-8752) provides transportation service from both airports to Amherst.

By Bus
Greyhound (800-229-9424) serves Springfield;
Peter Pan Bus Lines (800-343-9999) serves Amherst. 
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (413-586-5806) is free locally during the school year.

By Train
See Amtrak schedules or contact them directly at 800-872-7245.