Every year, consumers return 3.5 billion products, resulting in a significant amount of financial and environmental waste. Retailers have a tremendous opportunity to recoup lost revenue by capitalizing on the value of returned and excess inventory. But savvy retailers can also reap significant environmental benefits by implementing reverse logistics management systems.
In order to quantify these benefits, Optoro developed an environmental impact model that shows how retailers can achieve significant waste and carbon reductions using sophisticated reverse logistics management systems. The model, built in partnership with a third-party consultant, Environmental Capital Group, and independently verified by specialists at the U.S. EPA and logistics provider C.H. Robinson, uses data and analytics tracked and generated by Optoro’s software.
In this white paper, Optoro details how retailers of any size with any type of inventory can assess and reduce the environmental impacts of their own reverse supply chain. The white paper also includes a case study of Groupon Goods, one of Optoro’s clients.
Please CLICK HERE to download this whitepaper.
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