Introduction to Management of Reverse Logistics and Closed by Donald F. Blumberg

By Donald F. Blumberg

Expanding legislative and environmental strain calls for companies to turn into extra conscious of items that both were again or which are on the finish in their beneficial lives. existence cycles have become shorter, and effective dealing with can store quite a lot of cash in view that many fabrics may be extracted and reused or redistributed. opposite logistics (RL) and closed loop offer chains (CLSC) have garnered becoming curiosity with a view to deal with this opposite stream of product in a value powerful method.

Introduction to administration of opposite Logistics (RL) and Closed Loop offer Chain(CLSC) techniques presents an total remedy of CLSC and RL, a qualitative and quantitative presentation of the dimensions and dimensions of the general marketplace and undefined, and a glance at destiny developments. the writer discusses key matters and developments in administration and operation, strategic, tactical, and operational matters for implementation, and a realistic overview of the realities of working a CLSC or an RL business.

Since such a lot provide chains are usually not designed to deal with opposite fabrics flows successfully, this can be a an important source for managers who desire to make certain a delicate movement of fabrics whereas extracting the utmost worth from lower back and end-of-life items.

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Fm Page ix Tuesday, October 12, 2004 2:10 PM THE AUTHOR Donald F. Blumberg, friend and colleague of many, died from heart failure on May 29, 2004. Mr. Blumberg will be remembered and missed by the global high tech service industry, where he made a significant contribution and impact. Donald F. Blumberg became an internationally recognized authority on the service and support industry and market, and on the design, operation, service, and support of computer, telecommunications, process control and plant automation, and related high technology equipment and software service.

I also owe an extreme debt of gratitude to the many service executives with whom I have worked, including Tom Faughnan, Chief Executive Officer of TSI/Kodak; Russ Spencer, Senior Vice President of Service at Agfa; Peter vanVoorst, Managing Director at Getronics; Bob Williams, Vice President/General Manager at Kodak Service; John Schoenewald, Vice President at Imation and Chief Executive Officer at AFSMI; Ray Thurston, Senior Vice President at UPS; Paul Gettings, Vice President UPS; Bill Klein, Chairman of the Board of Cerplex Group; Lowell Peters of Sears; Joe Patton, Chief Executive Officer, Patton Consultants; and many others who provided real-world insight and rules of thumb.

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