While it’s easy to pass off returns as primarily an e-commerce or retail issue, the fact is it’s a challenge all distributors face.
Ana Maria Giménez
Companies are increasingly investing in returnable industrial packaging (RIP) to ship products to customers as sustainably as possible, and significantly reduce the amount of packaging-related waste they create, while also improving efficiencies and cutting costs.
Fearing the flood of post-holiday returns? An optimized reverse logistics strategy may be the answer.
Despite growing concerns, many retailers see free and flexible return policies as an essential part of staying competitive.
Minimizing costs and even making a profit in reverse logistics is critical to an e-commerce company’s health. Here are some ways to do that.
Dr. Ron Lembke
The recent massive recall of romaine lettuce teaches some lessons that will be helpful to anyone facing a future recall.
Dr. Ron Lembke
Although serial numbers were initially created to track production, they are an invaluable tool for reverse logistics. Here’s how to get the most out of serial numbers.
With the proper planning and systems in place, a recall can be managed effectively to mitigate financial and legal risk, as well as prevent irreparable brand damage.
As physical shopping bags are being replaced by virtual ones, it’s important for retailers to update their policies and logistics strategies to align with consumer behavior and expectations.
Success in the secondhand phone market requires the ability to spot and adapt quickly to market trends. The right supply chain partners can help maximize earnings and navigate the uncertain terrain ahead.
The reverse logistics hazmat rule became effective immediately upon publication on March 31, 2016, making it critical that retail store owners and distribution managers get up to speed quickly. Here's how.
Customer returns are inevitable, and without a clear understanding and plan for managing returns, DIM weight expenses can easily challenge budgets and profitability.
Reassessing your reverse logistics plan for customer returns and excess inventory is a must in today’s retail environment. Look beyond traditional methods and approach this obsolete merchandise as an opportunity (versus a headache) to positively impact your business margin.
Debunking these five myths helps retailers and manufacturers see the real value of dedicated returns management.
Reverse logistics solutions can improve the bottom line, and reduce potential regulatory liabilities.
Liquidating overstocks and returned goods allows manufacturers and retailers to recover the items’ value.
Outsourcing reverse logistics to a third-party logistics provider offers shippers flexibility and cost savings.
Processing defective returns and overstocks quickly helps retailers maximize the recovery rate on this inventory.
Planning for peak returns season can minimize processing costs and maximize recovery values of returned inventory.
Reverse logistics presents an opportunity to streamline processes, reduce expenses, and increase asset recovery values.
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