6-1 Discussion: Redesign Considerations

Reclaiming products from the end-user and returning them to the point where value can be retained will mean that other operations throughout the organization and supply chain will be affected. Consider the following supply chain functions:

  • Procurement
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Distribution
  • Inventory
  • Transportation
  • Logistics

In your initial post, choose two of the supply chain functions mentioned above and describe implications of reverse logistics for each, using resources that you have found in the Shapiro Library or online. What changes would need to be made within those functions to accommodate reverse logistics practices? How does reverse logistics affect workloads, process design, and other issues?

Find and share a real-world example to support your discussion of each function.