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Reverse Logistics

By Bob Trebilcock · February 6, 2019
It’s moving slow, but Big Data, AI and machine learning are beginning to impact reverse logistics
By Bob Trebilcock · February 6, 2019
Handling returns and reverse logistics was front and center at Day 1 of the Reverse Logistics Association annual conference.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 5, 2019
Handling returns and reverse logistics was front and center at Day 1 of the Reverse Logistics Association annual conference.
By Jeff Berman · December 20, 2018
The premise of increased e-commerce activity leading to increased returns, or reverse logistics activity is more than a trend. In fact, it is reality, and not an entirely new reality either. That was made apparent in a report recently issued by industrial real estate firm CBRE, entitled “Holiday Season Heightens Challenge of Online Returns,” which includes several notable takeaways that speak to both the financial and logistics commitment the returned orders require.
By Jeff Berman · December 20, 2018
The premise of increased e-commerce activity leading to increased returns, or reverse logistics activity is more than a trend.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2018
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide said this week it has launched a new entity through the meshing of its LTL network with a freight brokerage and customer-facing transportation management system (TMS).
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.

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