While the term direct logistics refers to all the activities that regulate both theÂ physical flow of raw materials and finished products and the intangible flow ofÂ information associated with goods in transit, towards the end market, the reverseÂ logistics applies to the flow of products and materials in the opposite direction,Â from the market to the production sites or the specialized centers, where they areÂ sent to be appropriately treated.
The growing attention to Reverse Logistics is explained primarily by the need to comply withÂ regulations on environmental protection, which in many industries imply theÂ producerâ€™s responsibility for the sold goods, even after the sale transaction, and inÂ particular when the productsâ€™ life cycle is over.Â Another explanation of the interest for Reverse Logistics is the concern of some companies forÂ their image in front of the growing number of those customers who in theirÂ purchase decisions evaluate not only the productâ€™s performance, quality, or price,
but also the companyâ€™s respect for the environment demonstrated byÂ environmentally friendly initiatives, such as the use of recycled raw materials in theÂ production process, or the design of such products and packaging that ensure thatÂ waste disposal problem is not further intensified.
However, the goal of this work is to highlight how the attitude of firms towards Reverse LogisticsÂ is not necessarily the result of a reactive behavior, adopted to avoidÂ administrative penalties or the risk of image damage and the consequent marketÂ share decline. On the contrary, the attention to Reverse Logistics may be a deliberate conduct of
the company with the objective to appropriate the residual value of the consumed,Â broken or obsolete products and waste in general. Given the intensified competitionÂ caused by rising costs of energy and raw materials and the chain effects of theÂ recent speculations that shook the fundamentals of the world economy, the trulyÂ market-driven companies cannot consider the residual value as solely residualÂ anymore.
Last Mile Reverse Logistics provide you a process in whichÂ Either you can make your own transportation arrangements, or we will do it for you. A dedicated fleet of tractor / trailers, 5-ton with tailgate is available for local 24/7 delivery. We work with a reputable transportation service for deliveries throughout Western Canada.