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What Is Reverse Logistics?

Learn how Reverse Logistics can benefit your supply chain

Reverse logistics is a type of supply chain management that moves goods in an atypical direction — from customers back to the sellers or manufacturers. Reasons for reverse logistics are often related to returns, repairs, replacements, resales or recycling. Examples include a customer returning a purchased item that they are not happy with or someone shipping back a product or product container for recycling purposes. Often, the goal of reverse logistics is to either regain value from the product or dispose of it.

See also: Circular Supply Chain