RLMT304 Reverse Logistics Policies and Procedures (3 semester hours)

This course demonstrates the 21st century importance of strategic reverse logistics planning in contributing to corporate profits, customer service enhancements leading to higher sales and a marketing weapon to gain sustainable competitive advantage. The importance of moving information becomes equal to the movement of goods but is different when working in forward logistics compared to reverse logistics operations. Federal and state regulations regarding waste management and the handling of recycled materials will be examined. Managerial perspectives are offered on aligning corporate planning, technology, financial controls and reverse logistics performance measurement. Students will also gain an overview on the interaction among stakeholders in the public and private sectors in aligning public policy with global uncertainties when implementing reverse logistics operations.