Reverse Logistics Management and Sustainability

Learn the Best Practices to Managing Returns and Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Traditionally, businesses have concentrated on improving the forward supply chain for their products (e.g., manufacturer-wholesaler-retailer). However, as the business environment becomes more competitive, it becomes increasingly important for them to concentrate on optimising the backward loop, as well. Reverse logistics practices have been in existence for a long time, especially in the automotive industry, where manufacturers try to recover value from recycling car parts.

The urgency and magnitude of the risks and threats to our collective sustainability, alongside increasing choice and opportunities, will make transparency about economic, environmental, and social impacts a fundamental component in effective stakeholder relations, investment decisions, and other market relations. Transparency about the sustainability of organisational activities is of interest to a diverse range of stakeholders, including business, labour, non-governmental organisations, investors, accountancy, and others.

By completing this course, you'll be armed with the valuable and practical skills you need to fully implement and manage Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop Supply Chains, manage the returns process decisions with respect to repair, refurbishment, disposition, and secondary market more efficiently, act in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and produce real value for the company, environment, and society. The course will provide you with the information and analysis you need to remain both current and competitive; the state-of-the-art knowledge and practices you need to shape your organisation to meet the call of sustainability, manage your company in an efficient, holistic way that takes into account important sustainability trends shaping our world of tomorrow.

What are the requirements?

  • Some knowledge of logistics processes.
  • Computer and Internet.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to develop, implement, and manage effective and sustainable returns operations, increase revenue and reduce costs, and create value for your company and customers.
  • You will understand how to plan, implement and control the efficient and effective inbound flow and storage of materials, in process inventory, finished goods, and related information from the point of consumption to the point of origin for the purpose of recapturing value or proper disposal.
  • You will have gained the knowledge to develop and implement a sustainability development system in your company, produce long-term global well-being through the wise use and management of economic and natural resources, and through respect for people.
  • You will learn how to contribute to sustainable economic development, working with employees, their families, the local community, and society to improve their quality of life.

Who is the target audience?

  • The course is geared both for people who know nothing about reverse logistics and sustainability as well as more seasoned professionals who are anxious to hone their approach to these concepts.

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Section 1: Reverse Logistics Management
Course Introduction
Section Introduction
Reverse Logistics Framework - Part 1
Reverse Logistics Framework - Part 2
Reverse Supply Chains
Returns Management
Reverse Logistics and Recycling - Part 1
Reverse Logistics and Recycling - Part 2
Implications of Postponement
The Financial Impact of Reverse Logistics
Closed-Loop Supply Chains Business Models
Section Summary
Reverse Logistics Quiz
10 questions
Section 2: Sustainability Principles and Practices
Section Introduction
Sustainability Definition and Scope

Download the full list of examples of sustainability topics.

Sustainability Development System - Part 1
Sustainability Development System - Part 2

Download the Model of a Sustainability Development System.

Sustainability and the Balanced Scorecard
Sustainability Reporting
UN Global Compact
Section Summary
Sustainability Quiz
10 questions
Course Closure

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Instructor Biography

Operational Excellence Training, Top Experts in Industrial Management

About Us

Operational Excellence Training is a leading provider of high-quality courses and programs related to Industrial Management, Health and Safety at Work, Transportation, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing and Warehouse Management.

Our Expertise

Currently, our team includes 5 instructors with expertise in manufacturing, logistics, operations, and services. All the instructors are international-level experts, having 15+ years of practice and Master’s Degree in their relevant field.

Among other professional recognitions, our instructors are members of APICS (Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management), Certified Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts (Acuity Institute) and Certified in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP Institute).

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: we aim to provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for professionals all around the globe and help them understand and adapt to the requirements of modern management.

The courses we create are structured in a step-by-step manner and contain up-to-date content and comprehensive resources that get our students to the next level.

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