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Reverse Logistics – A Key Competency & Strategic Advantages


In Both Physical Retailing & E-Commerce Returns are Inevitable!

 
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Reverse Logistics (RL) is a serious concern for most consumer goods retailers and manufacturers. This is especially true with high end products that can have relatively short life cycles. For example, at the speed that electronics technology moves, the latest new “must have” gadget may be out-of-date in just a few months. In addition to the necessity to return products to the marketplace quickly, distributors face challenges in the RL process including skyrocketing transportation and operational costs.

In the following article Mr. Ajeet Khurana outlines his unique perspective on not only what and why reverse logistics is important, but how it can become a strategic advantage...

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Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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