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Reverse Logistics - Recapturing overlooked business value

15 April, 2015

The bottom line with reverse logistics is recapturing potential value. There are various definitions specific to reverse logistics, each depending on a particular industry, and depending on a certain business operations cycle. Essentially, reverse logistics encompasses activity after the point-of-sale, with the prime objective of optimizing efficiency, saving resources, reducing labor costs, and saving money. Reverse logistics is frequently overlooked in a company’s business operations, yet it has the potential to recapture value that might otherwise be lost or forgotten.

For a company like Links Warehousing and Fulfillment, with expertise and experience in reverse logistics, new found business opportunities can often be revealed - often with a substantial payoff. Our Toronto-based warehouse facilities handle the entire process from end to end, handling all kinds of “returned goods” and “product recalls” for Canadian customers coast to coast. We offer a full menu of services that include:  inspection; re-stocking; re-packaging; shipping; inventory management; and order fulfillment.  We also consolidate returns for shipment back to the USA.

In today’s business environment, with ever-increasing international sales and shipments, many companies are challenged with managing their returns. This is especially true with the explosion of companies that sell product on Amazon, EBay and other online concerns. Managing returns, particularly between Canadian and American markets, involves transportation delays, expensive shipping costs, and problematic customer refunds. For Links Warehousing and Fulfillment, it’s all part of a Returns Management System that ensures BOTH efficiency AND cost effectiveness in one.

We customize our reverse logistics applications to specifically suit each customer’s pre-requisites. And beyond consolidating returns for shipment throughout Canada (and the USA), we also assist in re-selling goods in Canada. Whether you’re a business-to-business enterprise, or a company that deals in direct-to-consumer business activities, returns can be challenging. But for logistics specialists like Links Warehousing and Fulfillment, hidden value and cost savings are exposed, and every opportunity for an enhanced bottom line is exploited.

Our people understand that returns are ever-present, and are an integral part of every business. As such, we make use of our skill and expertise in reverse logistics to explore every possible opportunity to save on operational costs, while enhancing the bottom line. We have more than a decade of experience in product returns, re-packaging and refurbishment, and a state-of-the-art Returns Management System that will precisely monitor the movement of your inventory, while updating the entire process in a timely and accurate manner.

Links Warehousing and Fulfillment provides returns management services that are custom fit for each client. We evaluate and assess your needs, and provide the service that best meets the need:

• Management of Canadian returns, including consolidation of returns to the USA
• Organizing and managing returned goods and products from retailer to vendor
• Testing, inspection and re-furbishing of products for the purpose of reselling
• Handling “end-of-life” product recycling and re-use of components and parts
• Managing special disposal requirements, including “green” handling measures

We are the industry professionals when it comes to reverse logistics - and we handle it all for our clients:  warehousing and fulfillment; customs clearing and brokerage; shipping and receiving; and all supply-chain functions.  As for our clients, it’s about efficiency and a better bottom line.