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According to most people, reverse logistics is the procedure of shifting goods mainly from their final destination with an objective to
capture value or appropriate disposal. However, there still has been a quest amidst management professional for a proper definition
of reverse logistics. Keeping this in mind The Council of Logistics Management defines reverse logistics as the “process of planning,
implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost effective flow of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related
information from the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements”


Multiple Aspects of Reverse Logistics
Refurbishing and re-manufacturing initiatives also form a part of the reverse logistics process. Simply put, the process is much more
than reusing the recycling packaging materials and containers. Simultaneously, redesigning packaging to utilize less material or
minimizing the pollution and energy for transportation too are essential activities. However, they could be better positioned in the
category of “green” logistics. If there are no materials or products are being sent backwards, the activity in all probability is not
logistics.


Reverse logistics also comprise processing returned merchandise owing to seasonal inventory, damage, salvage, restock, recalls and
excessive inventory. It further includes hazardous material programs, recycling programs, asset recovery and obsolete equipment
disposition.


Interest in Reverse Logistics
In the recent times the awareness of the science and art of logistics has been increasing. In addition to that, a great interest in
reverse logistics has been piqued. Numerous organization that earlier did not focus much attention to the understanding and
management of reverse logistics, have started to pay close attention to it. These enterprises are standardizing return operations
with advanced operators. Some companies are also becoming ISO certified on their return procedures. Third parties dealing in
returns have witnessed a great rise in the demand for their services. Furthermore, eminent solution providers specializing in supply
chain management have come up with reverse logistics programs that provides the following services:


            Returns Management Services (RMA) Support
            Warranty Returns
            Lease Returns
            Refurbishment
            Test and Debug
            Repackaging
            Fulfillment
            Disposal (Remarketing and recycling)
            Web Based Inquiry and Reporting


These companies with their integrated reverse logistics management system efficiently refurbishes a huge range of products within
a lesser time and sets them back into the field after testing and reviewing the standards. All this can be achieved within 24 hours or
even less than that helps in providing the highest environmental and economic return in the industry.

				
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Description: Reverse logistics also comprise processing returned merchandise owing to seasonal inventory, damage, salvage, restock, recalls and excessive inventory. It further includes hazardous material programs, recycling programs, asset recovery and obsolete equipment disposition.