Systematic literature review on the ways of measuring the of reverse logistics performance

Abstract Reverse logistics can provide a sustainable competitive advantage for the company. However, to benefit from it, companies must monitor their reverse logistics based on a performance measurement system composed of financial and non-financial indicators. Thus, this study investigated, through a systematic literature review, the ways of measuring the of reverse logistics performance. The results of this study showed that the most used indicators were the financial and/or economic performance, together with the indicators related to the clients, followed by the indicators related to the improvement of internal, environmental, innovation and growth, social and, finally, supplier processes. It should be emphasized that there is no single justification on the best measures of performance evaluation of an activity. Therefore, each company must establish the measures appropriate to its characteristics, in order to meet the company goals.