Light Bulbs To Rugs, IKEA’s Commitment To Reverse Logistics & The Circular Supply Chain


Reverse logistics presents unique challenges and opportunities. Ikea, a company known for innovation , is facing the enigma of reverse logistics head on. Reverse Logistics Supply Chain circular supply chain reverse logistics

9 Benefits of Effective Reverse Logistics Process & 5 Advantages of Partnering with a 3PL


While conventional logistics optimizes the flow of goods from producer to consumer, reverse logistics manages the processes for inverting that flow to deal with returned parts , materials and products from the consumer back to the producer. Thus, reverse logistics management has developed into a discipline that produces cost reductions, adds efficiencies and improves the consumer experience. 5 Benefits of Reverse Logistics Management for Asset Recovery.

A Decision-Making Tool for Designing Reverse Logistics Networks

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) has initiated a research project to help enterprises design networks for reverse logistics operations that meet their organizational objectives.

Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Reverse logistics can also have a dramatic effect on steering a company’s fortunes. Reverse logistics is therefore worth doing, and worth doing properly. Looking to real-life examples for inspiration, we can ask, ‘Who does reverse logistics well?’ Logistics

Advanced Reverse Logistics Strategies Workshop & Conference

Supply Chain Movement

RLCON 2013: Advanced Reverse Logistics Strategies Workshop & Conference. The Conference will provide valuable insights on implementation of cost effective reverse logistic process for optimal ROI.

3rd Annual Advanced Reverse Logistics Strategies Conference

Supply Chain Movement

3rd Annual Advanced Reverse Logistics Strategies Conference, organized by Quadimension Events with key focus on Electronics and Retail industry in the EMEA region, will be held on the the 19th – 20th of March 2015 at the Park Inn Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. RLCON 2015.

Has Walmart Beat Amazon in E-Commerce Using an Omnichannel Returns Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Walmart has a different approach, and in several ways, Walmart is positioning itself to best Amazon in e-commerce through an innovative, omnichannel return strategy. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What Are Your Supply Chain Resolutions?

ModusLink Corporation

We’ve won awards, we’ve launched new products, and we’ve begun working with some of the world’s most innovative companies to help them build great products and customer experiences worldwide – while deepening our relationships with existing customers by doing the same.

9th Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit – Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Hi-Tech Supply Chain 2.0 – Your Guide to Scaling Up Supply Chain Innovation for 2015 & Beyond. Reverse Logistics & Post-Sales Services: The Cornerstone of Optimal Customer Experience – This comprehensive reverse logistics and aftermarket services track will provide you with the winning formula for transforming your customer experience. 9th Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit – Europe. Date: 20-21 May 2015.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?


The secret behind the innovation is Google X , a lab whose boss has the job title “Captain of Moonshot”, focused on looking at what everyone thinks is impossible and flipping it on its head. DHL White paper: Augmented Reality in Logistics .

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?


Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. Retailers, of every shape and size, are faced with the threat: “Innovate or die.”. In eCommerce, logistics can make or break your business. That said, you’re a retailer, not a logistics company.

This Week in Logistics News (December 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

We wrote about numerous mergers and acquisitions, new technologies and innovations, customer success stories, drones, overnight delivery, port congestion, drones, 3PL’s, robots, […]. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Mergers-Acquistions Omni-channel logistics Retail Reverse Logistics This Week in News It’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end.

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Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Every day, innovations that weren’t even conceivable a decade ago are used without a second thought. Rather than focusing solely on getting items out the door, your warehouse teams now have to be concerned with the entire product journey, not to mention reverse logistics. She enjoys translating “geek speak,” and building excitement around business technology innovations.

The Customer Returns Summit – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Maximising Profitability from your Reverse Logistics – Enhancing Process Efficiency and Customer Experience. The exponential growth rate of online shopping in Europe has encouraged many companies to go online, which has created a huge opportunity to reach a wider target market and drive innovation. Argos explore the benefits of collaborative approaches and outsourcing reverse logistics to increase competitiveness. The Customer Returns Summit – 2015.

Home Delivery World Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Innovation. The event for the home delivery value chain: from retail to logistics. Returns and reverse logistics. Speakers include: Brian McCarthy, Logistics Director, DREAMS. Grant, Professor of Logistics, UNIVERSITY OF HULL. Home Delivery World Europe.

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 


Such eagerness is vital, as those entering the field will need an innovative eye—better-aware of how to move products faster—as well as a thorough understanding of how the entire business functions. eCommerce has singlehandedly shaken retail logistics operations.

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 


Such eagerness is vital, as those entering the field will need an innovative eye—better-aware of how to move products faster—as well as a thorough understanding of how the entire business functions. eCommerce has singlehandedly shaken retail logistics operations.

The Internet of Things (IoT) – Welcome the Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This not only avoids the large cost of reverse logistics and warranty costs, but also avoids the damage to your brand from a failure with a customer. IoT #Innovation #SupplyChain #SCM #Technology #AI #Business. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?


On the surface, blockchain is a relatively new technology, and its use in various applications, like the CargoX Smart Bill of Lading , is even more innovative. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Remember the reverse logistics supply chain use of blockchain. Reverse logistics will also see gains through blockchain technology. Blockchain E-Commerce Logistics

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding


Even JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Google, reports Jonathan Chester of Forbes , are working to increase blockchain development and innovation, and supply chain leaders need to understand how the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics will bring about lasting change and improvements in efficiency. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019


At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation. We follow an exhaustive list of supply chain and logistics blogs to make this possible. If you want to start learning, we suggest you check out these top logistics and supply chain blogs. Top Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs We Love. Cerasis is another leader in the world of supply chain and logistics. Logistics Management. Food Logistics.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce


By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?


They have the funds to access the latest technology, complete extensive R&D and implement new innovations surrounding logistics and supply chain management. Reverse logistics occur in the afternoon, taking the tins all the way back to the suburbs.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots


Robots are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent enterprises within the logistics industry. Around the globe, different companies and organizations are continually looking for ways to design, bills, and sell robots for the logistics industry that do not impinge upon the Kiva hat.

The Evolution of Retail and Customer Expectations

Talking Logistics

Shippers face faster turn times, a need to provide end to end logistics and supply chain visibility, opportunities to extend their brands from website into homes, and tighter compliance and regulations from retailers (i.e.,

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E-Commerce and LTL: How E-Commerce Benefits LTL Most


That doesn’t even count the mountains of products that are shipped back for recycling, repairs or replacement via reverse logistics. Schultz of Logistics Management , and profitability continues to rise. E-Commerce Logistics LTL

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

This continued evolution will need innovative thinking and integration across the first, middle, and final miles of the supply chain. It’s important for your last mile logistics provider to take a holistic approach and applies best practices in supply chain strategy including home delivery. This includes various services and capabilities like Home Delivery, Distribution, Fulfillment, Reverse Logistics, Domestic Air, and more.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Demystifying The Top 10 Buzzwords in Cloud Computing & Automation: IoT, Big Data & More…What does it All Mean?


Like many rapidly developing sectors, the automation industry is prone to using buzzwords to describe innovative and evolutionary processes. In fact, the main reason for this post was spurred on by a Linkedin discussion we started around Reverse Logistics.

What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?


That is the word being used to describe the state of the logistics industry in 2017, reports William B. Last year, the 2016 State of Logistics Report alluded to rising shipping volume, partially responsible for decreased overhead costs, as a driving force behind declining overhead costs across all modes of shipping. To achieve these results, a quality LTL-based TMS must include the following modules: Reverse Logistics. “Unsustainable.”.

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider


Fortunately, Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs) offer a solution to this problem to help in gaining efficiency in transportation management. And using software that doesn’t keep up with the latest innovations can put your company behind its competitors.

Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption Through Analytics: A Brief Guide


Continuous improvement can permeate every aspect of supply chain management, ranging from vendor management to reverse logistics. Innovative inventory management in order fulfillment strategies , such as slotting optimization and waveless picking, can be used to improve labor productivity and reduce the costs associated with order fulfillment, inventory carrying, and returns management.

7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

Supply Chain Opz

Over the years, those in the organizations such as World Food Programme and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) realizes that logistics and supply chain management is the key to better relief operations.

2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry


According to Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez , due to the complexity of integrating the so-called long tail of suppliers, carriers, customers and other trading partners, companies have followed the 80/20 rule to keep costs down. Better returns management and reverse logistics are essential to keep pace with the growing demand for e-commerce. Change will flow throughout all supply chains in 2018, regardless of products or services offered.

Augmented Reality Supply Chain is Here and It’s Going to be Effective


The supply chain stands on the cusp of innovation and augmented reality (AR) is becoming more applicable to today's supply chain needs. For example, the process of item repair and reverse logistics could be made much simpler. Augmented.what? Reality?

Omnichannel Operations Benefit from Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

This allows retailers and the supply chain to eliminate the barriers to new technology implementation, offer better customer service, and prepare for the next innovation.”. 7] Logistics providers are experimenting with offering customers a variety of delivery options from traditional doorsteps to dedicated drop boxes to car trunks. Reverse logistics. A reverse logistics strategy is essential for successful omnichannel operations.

How SMB’s are Challenging Amazon’s Logistics Empire

4WL Consulting

Can small and medium-sized businesses possibly compete with the kind of buying power, networks, and innovations Amazon has at its disposal? While third-party logistics carriers are all too happy to step up, what about customers in areas they don’t service well – or at all?