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Reverse Logistics Services

Reverse Logistics is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost effective flow of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from the point of consumption to the point of origin for the purpose of recapturing value or proper disposal.

Reverse Logistics

By sending good back up the supply chain rather than disposing of them, reverse logistics provides an environmentally-friendly, cost effective method of recovering and reusing goods and materials after a product's life cycle has ended. Reverse logistics also includes processing returned merchandise due to damage, seasonal inventory, restock, salvage, recalls, and excess inventory. It includes recycling and hazardous material programs, obsolete equipment disposition, and asset recovery. Remanufacturing and refurbishing may also be included in reverse logistics, as the process is more than just reusing containers and recycling packaging materials.

Remanufacturing and Refurbishing can be classified into five categories
  • Repair
  • Refurbishing
  • Remanufacturing
  • Cannibalization
  • Recycling

The first three: repair, refurbishing, and remanufacturing involve product recondition and upgrade before sending them back up the chain. These options differ with respect to the degree of improvement. Repair involves the least amount of effort to upgrade the product, and remanufacture involves the greatest. Cannibalization is simply the recovery of a restricted set of reusable parts from used products. Recycling is the reuse of basic elements that were part of another product or subassembly.

Reverse logistics also includes redesigning packaging to use less material and reducing the energy and pollution from transportation; however, these activities by themselves might be better named "green" logistics, as they may not include returning products to the point of origin. If no goods or materials are being sent "backward," the activity probably is not reverse logistics.

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