The Reverse Logistics
Reverse logistics according to Gordon
This is the management of all the activities that are taking place in the flow of goods, demand information and money in the opposite direction of the primary logistic flow. It involves a reduction in the generation of the waste, and the management of the collection, disposal, transport and recycling of the hazardous and the non-hazardous waste in a way that ensures maximization of the long-term profitability of the business. The reverse logistics covers a broad range of items such as the movement of capitals items to the next emergency response, the destruction of the destroyed food and movement of the excess or sometimes over-supplied goods to other firms. Reverse logistics involves the terms like the packaging, the pillow or bladders, and the wooden pallets (Gordon, 2016).
Reverse logistics according to Umeda
This is an organization’s management of the material resources that are obtained from the customers. It entails the logistic management skills, which involve the activities such as, reducing, managing and disposing of the hazardous and non-hazardous waste product from the packaging and products. According to the author; there are three categories of activities that are involved in the process; services, product recovery and the waste management activities. The returned goods and components could sometimes be resold directly, recovered or disposed of the ‘’incinerated’’. Focusing only on the recovery options, the five different alternatives could be found such as refurbishing, repair, manufacturing, the cannibalism, and recycling (Umeda & University, 2003).
Some confusing terms
What backward direction means; it is clear that no question can exist in regards to the direction of flow the products take in reverse logistics, once they have left the forward supply chain, which perhaps may happen at any point or period within it. The author calls the flow’’ reverse’’ whenever the direction of the flow is exactly the opposite to the previously used forward one that is commonly known by most firms or companies. Therefore, these means that the products come back through the same channel or route which are sent by the downstream partner in the same supply chain (Dartez, 2012).
The author ‘’Dartez’’ reflects back on the inception of the reverse logistics concepts to make the conclusion. For example by flashing back on the establishment of the services while the other author point of view, the modern industrial companies which utilize the natural resources should think not only about meeting demands and getting more profit but also about taking care of nature and the future generation or posterity. The author concludes by putting a focus on the role of the companies in the society and more probably the environment.
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