Intro into logistics chapter 11 (Conditions for successful reverse…
Intro into logistics chapter 11
Environmental logistics and reverse logistics
Reverse logistics includes the control of the logistics processes in the collection, transport, and processing of used goods and packaging
Environmental logistics aims to optimize the management of the business, taking into account the constraints, wishes and requirements concerning the environment and logistics, from the point of view of the government and from the market.
This can be achieved via:
Creating opportunities for recycling
Prevention of waste
Conditions for successful reverse logistics
Transportcosts must be minimized
Chain turnover rate and seasonal influences must be taken into account
The collection frequency and capacity must be sufficient
Sales market should be created for reprocessed products
Infrastructure for the reprocessing of materials and products
Recognize that different parties are involved
Suitable for recycling and reuse
Thinking in terms of the chain
Obstacles to reverse logistics
Application of different standards
Pooling return system
Discussion about quality
Problems relating to demand supply
Packaging and logistics
The art, the science and the technology of conditioning products for transport and for sale in the most efficient way
The means of delivering a product to the end user in a rational way, in optimum condition, accompanied by the right information and the lowest price
Conveys the products in a visible and communicatalbe form
Should make the contents salable in multiples
Should make the contents transportable
Should provide info about the contents to the buyer
Should be possible to process and use the pakaging in an industrial process
Should convey the contents in optimum condition for use
Packaging and production logistics
Semi-bulk packaging can be industrial bags, large corrugated or solid cardboard boxes, usually combined into loading units by means of pallets or slipsheets etc.
Bulk packaging can be drums, pallet boxes, or large corrugated cardboard containers on pallets, flexible containers, and even freight containers
What packaging for your product?:
Is it fragile?
Is it sensitive to light or temperature?
Liquid, powder, or does it have another shape?
Does the product affect certain packaging materials?
Packaging and distribution logstics
Should meet demands from:
Should enable good and efficient processing
Must meet the wishes and requirements of the distribution channel
Should protect the environment from the product
Should protect the product from outside
Should meet transport regulations
Should provide information about identity and processing requirements
The direct interface between reverse logsitcis and packaging
Objectives of a packaging covenant: