July 01, By Joseph O'Reilly No tags available Companies have become more aware of the benefits of managing reverse logistics.
Nowadays, reverse logistics as an important business strategy for profitable and sustainability is becoming important. The effective implementation of reverse logistics gives companies a competitive advantage in sectors.
Due to mentioned reasons firms intend to incorporate reverse logistics activities such as the recovery, remanufacturing, recycling or disposal. Reverse logistics has become increasingly important as a profitable and sustainable business strategy.
Reverse logistics for electrical and electronic, more and more manufacturers have adapted the practice of recovering value from returned products and integrate product recovery activities into their processes. The electronic industry is one of the fastest growing manufacturing industries and the main purpose of this chapter is to explore the opportunities for waste returns within this sector.
Chapter Preview Top Introduction In recent years, the number of studies about the recovery of the limited sources increase due to rapid population growth, climatic changes, depletion of natural resources and increasing environmental awareness.
Reverse Logistics RL has become attractive because of raised consumer awareness, the green laws performed by the governments, request of the producers to reduce the cost with lower business capital, increasing of the usage of the recovered containers, increasing of the request of services, raising the quality, re-production, fixing etc.
Also today in many countries, the firms are responsible to collect some of their products back. Beside the legal sanctions, the consumers are being more conscious every day and they are being more sensitive on environment.
Also the green image has become an important selling factor for companies. That situation is forcing many firms to find new ways of recycling and recollecting of their products.
The effective implementation of reverse logistics provides competitive advantage to the firms in their sector. Also the economic factors like needing less source of the recycled products compared to new ones is playing an important role in the development of the products. Because of this situation, a logistic network providing an affective flow only to forward is not enough, also proper reverse logistic structures are needed to be installed which provide possibilities for flowing of used and improved products for recovering of the used products.
Today, the reverse logistic activities are gaining more importance for the firms as a profitable and sustainable business strategy.
Because of that kind of reasons, the firms include the reverse logistics into their systems which provides recovering of the products from customers into the production, recycling of them or disposing of them.
The goal is minimizing the harmful impacts of the used products to the environment, reducing the productions cost, gaining competitive advantage, etc.
In the reverse logistics network, there are more units than the ones in the forward logistics network. Supply chain including reverse flow, in addition to all the elements of advanced logistics network, includes 3rd party logistics companies which perform duty as demand point, secondary markets, disposal centers, collecting points and more.
Transportation of the products from the customers to the facilities, determination of the settlements for submitting them in to the market from here, plants and the quantity of the products which will be carried, which recycling strategy will be performed to the products are important decisions which must be taken.
In this work, first, the basic elements of the reverse logistics issue have been explained. In pursuit of explaining the activities of the firms performed in the scope of the reverse logistics by the firms, the decision steps and the reasons of the application. At the last part, general characteristics of electrical and electronic goods, their recycling processes under the reverse logistics are described.
Key Terms in this Chapter Remanufacturing: Similar to refurbishing, but requiring more extensive work; often requires completely disassembling the product. When a product is reduced to its basic elements, which are reused.
A specialized segment of logistics focusing on the movement and management of products and resources after the sale and after delivery to the customer. Similar to reconditioning, except with perhaps more work involved in repairing the product. Using a product again for a purpose similar to the one for which it was designed.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment is defined as EEE which has reached end of life waste ; including all components, subassemblies and consumables which are part of the product at the time of discarding.
Starting with unprocessed raw materials and ending with the final customer using the finished goods, the supply chain links many companies together. Electrical and Electronic Equipment is defined as equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields.Reverse logistics (RL) and the closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) are integral parts of the holistic waste management process.
One of the important end-of-life (EOL) products considered in the RL/CLSC is Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)/E-waste. In the literature, several decision models have been developed for complex decision-making problems of the forward and reverse logistics chains for electrical and electronics products and wastes.
Reverse logistics system design for the waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Turkey Article in Resources Conservation and Recycling 95 · February with Reads.
In pursuit of explaining the activities of the firms performed in the scope of the reverse logistics by the firms, the decision steps and the reasons of the application. At the last part, general characteristics of electrical and electronic goods, their recycling processes under the reverse logistics are described.
Reverse Logistics 3 Welcome to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ first Reverse Logistics report in the Consumer Electronic industry.
This report is designed to help companies in the Consumer. One of the important materials considered within reverse logistics is the waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
The amount of WEEE has been increasing depending on the population and the technological developments.