Reverse Logistics

By Sara Pearson Specter · July 1, 2012
Reverse logistics service converts used packaging waste into a valuable asset.
By MMH Staff · June 13, 2012
Compliance and supply chain complexity plus lack of automation heighten risk to bottom-line and reputation
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By George Kokoris · June 1, 2012
As a global leader in supply chain logistics, UPS has a long history of working with high-tech companies, from small component suppliers to global finished-goods powerhouses.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2012
Forward logistics is the primary focus for shippers of all commodities, but fine-tuning the “reverse loop” is becoming more urgent. As high-end companies develop new revenue streams, reverse logistics and after sales services are proving to be valuable tools.
By Patrick Burnson · May 14, 2012
This is an exclusive interview with Dennis Omanoff, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement, Seagate Technology
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2011
This new offering integrates forward and reverse logistics into the same facility to further optimize the returns process and drive greater value recovery of returned assets
By Patrick Burnson · October 31, 2011
As noted in Part I of this series, supplier transparency is key to any reverse cycle.
By Patrick Burnson · October 28, 2011
The ongoing economic “volatility” is teaching manufacturers and retailers a great deal about squeezing the margins of inventory and creating a viable and sustainable alternative distribution network.
By Jeff Berman · June 14, 2011
UPS said it will be rolling out a new reverse logistics service geared towards high-end products for shippers in the high-tech, healthcare, and retail sectors in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, effective this October.
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By George Kokoris · December 15, 2010
Recognizing that reverse logistics can drive real impact to the bottom line, this is an area of high priority for companies looking to reduce costs, add efficiencies, improve the customer experience and build sustainable supply chain practices. As a result, manufacturers are uncovering the hidden value of returned assets and streamlining return, repair and product reallocation processes. Find out how you're company can benefit from effective reverse logistics management.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2010
Manufacturing respondents say meeting customer expectations is their biggest business concern regarding reverse logistics.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2010
A wide-ranging survey published by UPS and IDC Manufacturing Insights based on interviews with senior-level supply chain, operations, logistics, and distribution executives at 125 high-tech companies found that taking care of the bottom line is imperative when looking back at the lessons learned from the Great Recession.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2010
Getting to know your customers is key to keeping the retail supply chain tight, say industry experts. That entails tactical and strategic reverse logistics planning designed for long-term relationships and sustainable revenue generation.
By Lorie King Rogers · September 17, 2010
The best practice in reverse logistics is to prevent product from coming back in the first place. Since that’s unlikely, it’s important to understand why goods are returned and learn how to capture the greatest value from the process.
By Jeff Berman · August 13, 2010
UPS has rolled out a new consumer-to-business returns service, representing a step forward in reverse logistics.

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