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Reverse Logistics

By APQC · May 16, 2018
This infographic from APQC outlines the impact of organizational factors on reverse logistics, APQC reverse logistics infographic
By Judd Aschenbrand, Michael Mikitka, Tony Sciarrotta and Bob Trebilcock · May 2, 2018
The boom in e-commerce has led to a record number of returns. How is that affecting supply chains and what are the best practices amongst industry leaders? To find out, SCMR partnered with the Reverse Logistics Association and WERC to survey our readers and their members.
By Becky Partida, senior research specialist, supply chain management, APQC · May 1, 2018
Industry and annual revenue affects the extent to which organizations invest in returns management.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2018
The concept is conceived as a continuous positive development cycle that preserves and enhances natural capital, optimizes resource yields and minimizes system risks by managing finite stocks and renewable flows. Circular Economy study, Ellan Macarther foundation research circular economy
By Jeff Berman · April 27, 2018
The ongoing impact of e-commerce related to logistics costs in the United States continues to head up rapidly, due to a variety of factors, according to a new report issued this week by supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · March 5, 2018
As e-commerce flourishes, product returns have become even peskier. At the same time, those in the third-party logistics space who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty are helping shippers create new revenue streams by accommodating the booming demand.
By Patrick Burnson · February 12, 2018
"Circular Economy” was the theme addressed by The Reverse Logistics Association’s (RLA) at its annual conference and expo in Las Vegas last week. With the flourishing of e-commerce, product returns have become even more nettlesome for today’s global supply chain managers. At the same time, however, new revenue streams are being created in the 3PL and warehousing sectors.
By Patrick Burnson · February 7, 2018
With the flourishing of e-commerce, product returns have become even more nettlesome for today’s global supply chain managers. At the same time, however, new revenue streams are being created in the 3pl and warehousing sectors.
By Irv Grossman and James Kilkelly · January 31, 2018
The Internet of Things will change the way supply chains manage the lifecycle of products, as a slew of new connected devices come to market. The cell phone industry offers a model for how to handle connected products that are chock full of private, personal data.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2018
While the 2017 holidays are in the rear view mirror, that does not mean that it has gotten up and gone away. How? Well, in the supply chain management world we live in, it really comes down to two simple words: reverse logistics.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2017
As online shopping, or e-commerce, becomes an ever-growing piece of holiday retail sales, so, too, does the commensurate returns, or, reverse logistics, activity. That outlook becomes even more clear, when considering that retailers’ efficiency in limiting and handling returns bought online could be as much as $32 billion in 2017, according to recent research published by industrial real estate firm CBRE.
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By SCMR Staff · December 7, 2017
Fueled by e-commerce, the new state of retail is truly an omnichannel one, and companies will flourish or flounder based on how well their supply chain can meet customer expectations.
By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2017
The acquisition is designed to accelerate Pitney Bowes’ expansion into the U.S. domestic parcels market at scale, enabling the company to deliver a broader range of consumer-focused ecommerce and parcel management solutions to retailers, small and medium businesses, and enterprise clients.
By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2017
The Hackett Group, Inc. has launched Quantum Leap, a digital benchmarking and performance improvement platform designed to speed up the benchmarking process, and enable logistics managers to better assess performance gaps.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2017
There’s a dawning awareness of the importance of a reverse logistics strategy—especially in light of the critical role it now plays in e-commerce. Our experts say that level of thinking will not only help improve customer service, but will contribute significantly to an organization’s bottom line.

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