Traumatic Change and the Rise of the #secondarymarket – Highlights of the #ReverseLogistics & #Sustainability Conference (RLSC) 2017

The pace of change is unprecedented and it is uncomfortable, says Arizona State University Professor, Dr. Dale Rogers, who kicked off the fourth annual RLSC conference in Dallas on March 7th, with evidence to bring the angst home: Intel to reduce its global workforce from 100,000 to 40,000 Shopping malls in America closing – going…

#Sustainability, #Practicality, #Profitability @ #ReverseLogistics & Sustainability #Education Conference 2017

When the Reverse Logistics & Sustainability Council (RLSC) was formed some five years ago, it sounded an important new note for the reverse logistics industry – namely, sustainability. Now core to nearly every conversation, sustainability in its many dimensions, is rapidly becoming an informing principle for many a corporate strategy. And the simple truth is…

Reverse Logistics is THE Key to the Circular Economy

There can be no circular economy without reverse logistics. Reverse logistics is the arc that makes the circle; it is the turn in return. Heading home from the third annual Reverse Logistics & Sustainability Council Conference, I’m thrilled at the growth of the conference, the growth in diversity of the attendees and the overall increased…

Symbiosis: Reverse Logistics and Sustainability as They Should Be

I’ll take definition #4: Symbiosis: any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc. This should describe the relationship between reverse logistics and sustainability. Indeed, it’s likely what the creators of the Reverse Logistics & Sustainability Council had in mind when they created the industry trade association a few years back. Yet in…

Reverse Logistics Five Years Out

“What will be different about reverse logistics in 2020?” was the opening salvo from Dr. Dale Rogers, professor of logistics and supply chain management at Arizona State University and moderator of the 2nd Annual Reverse Logistics & Sustainability Council Conference opening keynote panel. The biggest game changer, according to Dr. Elliot Rabinovich, also a professor…