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Building a circular supply chain | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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Publisher: Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Published Date: 2024


This paper spotlights the potential and meaning of a circular economy to supply chain professionals. The circular supply chain process is explained in the context of the popular SCOR model. Nine focus areas are presented for businesses to tackle in their circularity journey, including case studies of Hewlett Packard and Philips.


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Mastering the Art of Complex Returns Management | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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Publisher: ReverseLogix
Published Date: 2024


This whitepaper explores the importance of optimizing the e-commerce returns process to satisfy and retain customers. It highlights the challenges retailers face in creating efficient returns management systems, such as technology integration and meeting the demands of a flexible customer-centric approach. It recommends leveraging technology to provide customers with a smooth front-end experience while providing an efficient process for internal back-end operations.


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Customer Returns in the Retail Industry 2022 | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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Publisher: NRF & APPRISS Retail
Publisher Data: 2022


■ Retail sales are on track to increase between 6% and 8% year-overyear. Non-store and online sales year-over-year, which are included in the total figure, are expected to grow between 11% and 13%.
■ As retail sales have continued to grow, return rates and return fraud rates have remained essentially flat year-over-year: 16.5% in 2022 compared with 16.6% in 2021.
■ For the first time since 2019, when online data was captured as part of this survey, online return rates are in line with overall return rates and have dropped by 21%.
■ Holiday return rates are also essentially flat year-over-year at 17.9%, but holiday return fraud decreased slightly from 10.8% to 10.1%.
■ Of the nearly 44% of respondents planning to hire to handle returns during the holidays, more than 70% intend to add staff to stores.
■ Responsibility for returns has shifted from ecommerce to supply chain in scenarios where one department is responsible for both in-store and online returns and when in-store and online returns are handled separately.
■ Buy online, return in-store (BORIS) return fraud is expected to be 48% higher than fraud in returns to non-store locations, potentially spotlighting an area to further streamline data and process protocols when multichannel return processes are present.


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What Retailers Really Want | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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Publisher: goTRG
Published Date: 2023


In an analysis by goTRG based on a recent survey, GoTRG finds that retailers are looking for collaborators who understand their challenges, anticipate their needs, and offer tailored solutions that are balanced between touch and technology. The solution also needs to optimize the process to ensure maximum financial recovery and minimal waste according to Sender Shamiss, President/CEO of goTRG.


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7 Characteristics to Consider for Automation in Reverse Logistics | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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Publisher: Trew
Published Date: 2022


Returns are no longer that small cost center located in the back of the distribution center. The rise in e-commerce is forcing all retailers to re-examine and adjust their plans to deal with returns and many are looking to automation to help. This article outlines the 7 operational considerations retailers need to review when looking for an automated solution. Unless, of course, you have a crystal ball.


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The Returns Hangover | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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Publisher: MySize
Published Date: May 2022


MySize, a sizing technology company, found that 50% of consumers return apparel and footwear bought online because of sizing issues. In its latest white paper, The Returns Hangover, additional findings from their survey are included as well as opportunities for online retailers to satisfy various concerns through AI-driven measurement technology including reducing returns.


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White Paper: Returns Index Survey Results for Q4-2021 & Q1-2022 | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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Publisher: Reverse Logistics Association
Published Date: 2022


Returns Index Survey Results: Insights for Q4 2021 Present Situation and Q1 2022 Expectations – Rise in Costs Outpaces Volumes


Return to sender? Technological applications to mitigate e-commerce returns | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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Publisher: Dr. Heleen Buldeo Rai | Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Published Date: 2022


A detailed literature review that discusses ways to mitigate e-commerce returns, such as virtual dressing rooms, customer reviews, and product photos. A good summary chart concerning the effectiveness of different ways to mitigate returns is also included. The report also includes an extensive reference section for further research purposes.


Managing in Reverse: The Strategic Importance of Reverse Logistics - Re-released | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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There are some unmistakable truths about top corporate execs. CEOs and EVPs love to walk the aisles of their stores, which are shiny and freshly waxed in anticipation of their "surprise" visit. Yet, on such field trips, they rarely see the stock rooms, and they are often hustled past the return counter. Likewise, they ride around the distribution center, seeing "neatness" on parade - rack after rack of new merchandise. But they are not afforded the same "royal treatment" when they tour their firm's return processing area. (3 pages)

Author: David C. Wyld, Southeastern Louisiana University

Maximizing Performance at Your Reverse Logistics Operations - Re-released | White Papers & ReportsDetails
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How do you monitor the pulse of your Reverse Logistics operations? How do you monitor your Returns processing activity? What measurements do you use to benchmark and improve your performance?

Successful Reverse Logistics performance requires more than a few month end reports. In this article we look at ways to maximize your Reverse Logistics performance. (3 pages)

Author: Paul Rupnow, ReverseLogisticsProfessional.com