3 Signs You Need Reverse Supply Chain Management Help Now

Managing the reverse supply chain

How are you managing your business’s reverse supply chain today?

Ask about forward supply chain management and most companies can provide ready answers: either they have the infrastructure in place to manage their own supply chain or they have a supply chain management partner who handles those functions for them.

Unfortunately, the reverse supply chain remains a distant afterthought for many businesses. If your reverse business is still an afterthought for your company, it’s time to consider seeking help from a reverse logistics expert.

No. 1: Your Reverse Business Is Eating Away at Your Bottom Line

Aside from the direct costs associated with warranty repairs and replacements, the reverse business cycle eats away at both financial and human resources.

Inefficient processes, poor asset management and uncontrolled shipping costs are just a few of the ways you could be losing profits. Depending on your business model, you could also be missing out on key business intelligence (BI) that you can leverage to improve the quality of your products as well as improving your processes and procedures.

No. 2: Your Reverse Business Is Undermining Sales & Costing You Customers

If you aren’t providing your customers with a simple, hassle-free way to return purchases or obtain warranty service, you’re losing business. Without a customer-centric returns policy in place, you’ll discourage prospects from conversion and, worse, you’ll alienate existing customers. If you sell online, this is an even larger problem.

Get your reverse business cycle under control and you’ll enhance your brand image, retain more customers and improve sales.

No. 3: “What’s a Reverse Supply Chain?”

Okay, this one may be a little tongue-in-cheek, but you might be surprised how many companies do not track this aspect of their operations. Many more simply assume that it’s a cost of doing business and, largely, out of their control.

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, you must carve out your competitive advantages wherever you can. Transforming your reverse business into a profit center is a great place to start. And, with the right tools, it is a surprisingly easy goal to accomplish.

How to Improve Your Reverse Supply Chain Management

Managing reverse logistics can be complex and costly. You can address the complexity of the issue by outsourcing to a third-party logistics services provider (3PL), but that may not help too much with the economics of the problem.

However, if you implement the right technology solution, you can address both aspects of this challenge effectively. ReverseLogix offers a centralized, cloud-based SaaS solution that is fully customizable and highly scalable. Our platform allows you to handle everything from product registration to returns processing and warranty repair.

You can improve the customer experience as well as the efficiency of your reverse operations. You can reduce turnaround time and boost asset recovery and, ultimately, turn your reverse business into the profit center it should be.

Contact ReverseLogix today to learn more about our reserve supply chain management platform, or to request your personal demonstration of this innovative and affordable technology solution.