Edition 113, April 2021

A Reverse Relaunch: Supply Chain Now and the Reverse Logistics Association Go Live with the Reverse Logistics Series

Supply Chain Now

Supply Chain Now, in partnership with the Reverse Logistics Association, is thrilled to announce the relaunch of the Reverse Logistics Series, a monthly live stream that tackles the who, what, where, why, and how of (you guessed it) reverse logistics. Previously a podcast, the Reverse Logistics livestream series now gives participants an opportunity to take a more active role in conversations with some of the foremost leaders in reverse logistics. The audio replay will also be published in global podcast channels for those that may have missed the live event.

“The Reverse Logistics Association is truly the voice of the reverse logistics industry. We’re thrilled to partner with the leading authority to bring this program to life,” said Scott Luton, cohost of the program.

The timing couldn’t be better, either. Once the “redheaded stepchild” of the supply chain, reverse logistics has become the subject of enormous interest in recent years as circular economy solutions promise to offset carbon footprints and create new revenue streams across industries. Take, for example, the rise of re-commerce driven by millennials and Generation Z. Passionate about sustainability, these generations are fueling a boom in the resale clothing market, which is currently worth $24 billion and projected by Forbes to reach $51 billion by 2023.
But the circular economy is much bigger than clothes – or any single generation. Everyone, from investors to consumers to employees, is looking to businesses for sustainability leadership. With electronic waste amounting to anywhere from 20 to 50 million metric tons worldwide, there’s a pressing need for refurbishment and recycling solutions that can efficiently repurpose materials while also accelerating business growth. Organizations that can successfully engineer reverse logistics solutions stand to strengthen both their returns and their brand integrity.

And no matter what your strategic priorities moving forward, reverse logistics is a crucial component of customer experience – an absolute must for any industry. Yet a simple, fast returns experience is often a difficult and involved process that takes careful planning and coordination, as well as visibility across partners.

The Reverse Logistics Series will address all these challenges from two perspectives. First, the program features industry leaders in the thick of implementing reverse logistics solutions, which gives listeners the opportunity to hear from pioneers creating new efficiencies from reuse to recycling, returns management – and everything in between. The series will also include guests focused on providing a range of resources to support these same activities.

Whether you’re looking to learn from firsthand experience, connect with new opportunities, or simply gain more knowledge about the exciting advancements in reverse logistics, there’s no better time to join the conversation.

“Supply Chain Now is the only leading supply chain group that takes returns and reverse logistics seriously with regular shows focused on RL issues and solutions,” said Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director of the Reverse Logistics Association.

The first two livestreams of the series featured distinguished guests Curtis Greve, Vice President of Liquidation and Remarketing at Inmar, and Chuck Johnson, COO of goTRG. Next up? On March 26 at 12 PM, Becca Meinz, Vice President of End to End Supply Chain Strategy at Best Buy, will join Luton, Sciarrotta, and cohost Greg White. Can’t make the live event? Be sure to check out the Supply Chain Now YouTube channel or subscribe to Supply Chain Now (anywhere you get your podcasts) for a replay.

And if your organization would like to increase visibility in this area, contact us today about sponsorship opportunities – and reach a global audience in the millions. Frequently sourced for insights on supply chain news, our leaders rank in the top 25 on multiple industry thought leadership lists. Our podcasts have also hit Apple Podcasts business leadership charts in over 60 countries and have been ranked in the top 1.5% of all podcasts across the globe by ListenNotes.com.

ABOUT SUPPLY CHAIN NOW: The thought-leaders at Supply Chain Now share industry news, best practices, and events, and bring leaders & practitioners together to discuss the key challenges impacting the supply chain today and tomorrow. Our leaders are repeatedly sourced to provide insight into supply chain news, technology, disruption and innovation, and rank in the top 25 of many industry thought-leader and influencer lists. Supply Chain Now content vehicles include podcasts, live streaming, webinars, virtual events, & articles that have accumulated millions of views, plays, and reads since May 2017 and continue to reach a growing global audience. For more information, visit https://supplychainnow.com or follow Supply Chain Now on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.