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Study: in-store processing is cheapest option for retailers to handle returns
Managing returns in stores costs less and leads to faster resale than sending returns to a warehouse or 3PL, AlixPartners says.
Holiday returns volumes reach new high, UPS says
Surge pushes retailers, carriers to cut reverse logistics costs.
Many happier returns?
Returns are never easy to handle. That's why having a good strategy and maybe even a partner can help bring order to one of the supply chain's most chaotic processes.
With e-commerce returns on the upswing, pressure may build on DC demand
Can businesses optimize their existing networks, or will they need to go outside for their requirements?
Rinse, return, and redeploy
With the right strategy and IT tools to support it, retailers and manufacturers can mitigate the economic hit of product returns.
Reverse logistics gets its own bar code
The Reverse Logistics Association has developed a new product labeling protocol to expedite the repair, returns, and recycling processes.
FedEx acquires Genco in big push to match UPS, DHL in contract logistics
Move affirms FedEx strategy to move beyond transport into other areas of supply chain management.
A complicated question
Which is better: one centralized reverse logistics processing center or several regional ones? Experts say the answer depends on a lot more than just cost and efficiency.
The big retrograde
The Pentagon is in the midst of the largest reverse logistics operation in history—the return of enormous amounts of military equipment and goods from Afghanistan.
The difference is in the details
Handling returns of online orders in your DC? It's not quite the same as "traditional" reverse logistics. Here's why.

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