The reverse logistics applies to all operations related to the reuse of products and materials. It is “the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for purposes of valuation or proper disposal”.
Reverse logistics is a long-overlooked element in the consumer electronics fulfillment cycle. While the forward logistics commands are focused (the flow of product from the factory to the end user), the reverse logistics takes place after a product has reached the customer
Karl Kruses reverse supply chain logistics include:
- Disposal of IT assets: Global, secure and compliant disposition services for IT assets at the end of their life, including deletion and disposal of data, recycling and remarketing of systems and components.
- Electronic Component Distribution: Electronic component distribution and quality control programs based on extensive testing capabilities, integrated systems, industry information, and a global market presence.
- Product returns management: Value recovery through our asset distribution and the remarketing of materials back into the global supply chain.
- Service Spare Parts Management: Optimizing inventory and reducing the risk of excess spare parts using our planning processes to improve serviceability and overall sales.