Reverse Logistics

(Definition) Reverse Logistics is a complete supply chain dedicated to the reverse flow of products and materials for the purpose of returns, repair, remanufacture, and/or recycling. (Definition) Reverse Supply Chain is moving items from the consumer back to the producer for repair or disposal. Motivating Factors Following are some motivating factors for upsurge of organizations’ Read More

Logistics Service Providers – 3PL & 4PL

Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) refer to the outsourcing of some or all logistics operations. The most compelling reason to let another party take over logistics functions is the decision to focus on core competencies – a common supply chain strategy. The recent trend in 3PL arrangements is toward long term Read More

Role of Logistics in Supply Chain

Logistics (Definition) Logistics is the art and science of obtaining, producing and distributing material and product in the proper place and in proper quantities. This involves management of: Order processing Warehousing Transportation Materials handling Packaging All of this should be integrated through a network of facilities. Logistics adds value to the supply chain process if Read More