Original Research

The role of software in reverse logistics and effect on oily waste management

Khalil Bayramov
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management | Vol 17 | a941 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v17i0.941 | © 2023 Khalil Bayramov | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 April 2023 | Published: 25 October 2023

About the author(s)

Khalil Bayramov, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Management, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland


Background: The oil and gas industry faces significant challenges in the management of oily waste, which requires effective reverse logistics practices. The incorporation of software in reverse logistics can potentially enhance the management of oily waste in the industry, but their effectiveness and implementation require exploration.

Objectives: The aim of this research was to explore the role of effective software in managing oily waste within the reverse logistics processes of the oil and gas industry, highlight their importance and identify industry-specific software.

Method: A literature review was conducted, and industry-specific software was identified through website analysis.

Results: Specific software solutions were found to be effective in managing oily waste in reverse logistics, and their use promotes sustainability in the supply chain.

Conclusion: The use of software in reverse logistics is an effective approach for managing oily waste and promoting sustainability in the oil and gas industry. Incorporating technology into reverse logistics practices can help to address the challenges of oily waste management.

Contribution: This study contributes to the literature by providing insights into the potential of software in reverse logistics for effective oily waste management in the oil and gas industry.


reverse logistics; oily waste management; supply chain management; software; Industry 4.0; digital transformation

JEL Codes

L91: Transportation: General; Q53: Air Pollution • Water Pollution • Noise • Hazardous Waste • Solid Waste • Recycling

Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure


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