Supply chain sustainability is a business issue affecting an organization’s supply chain or logistics network in terms of environmental, risk and waste costs. There is a growing need for integrating environmentally sound choices into supply-chain management. Sustainability in the supply chain is increasingly seen among high-level executives as essential to deliver profitability and has replaced unnecessary cost. A sustainable supply chain seizes value creation opportunities and offers significant competitive advantages for early adopters and process innovators.
There are different strategies that exist for a sustainable supply chain. In Inversa Consulting we offer strategies such as “reverse logistics” in order to close the life cycle of products. This is an activity with a huge growth potential that has been defined as the last frontier for cost reduction in companies. Its main objective is to create value where expenses are generated.
There are two types of reverse logistics according to the purpose with which they comply:
 Reverse logistics of returns: In this first case we detect all those returns that are due to problems with the product. Such as defects and errors in the quantity or in the product.
 Reverse logistics of waste: In this instance, the reverse logistics is not a result of any problem with the product, but is part of the effects of shipping. They can be of very different types: packaging, wrappings, pallets, remains of raw materials or other components, etc. which may have to be recovered, recycled or treated for disposal.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *