Reverse Logistics

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
Reverse Logistics

n each passing year, consumers are becoming more aware and vigilant of environmental issues, only purchasing from manufacturers that are implementing sustainable methods at all points of the supply chain. However, many businesses don’t give a second thought to the life of their products after they have reached the end user. As desire for sustainability increases, reverse logistics is becoming a a crucial aspect of any business. 

Reverse logistics is a recent term coined in 1992 by James R. Stock. This phrase means the process of moving goods from their end destination back to the manufacturer for capturing value or for disposal. In the current consumer industry, flexible return policies are being used as an effective competitive element. With increasing returns, companies are expected to have a working and well-coordinated reverse logistics operation. If you’re interested in implementing reverse logistics it’s important to apply factors such as durable packaging, the ability to repair items, outsourcing to a 3PL, and having a dedicated returns area.

18 Wheels Logistics is a seasoned expert in reverse logistics in addition to co-packing, distribution, warehousing, and trucking. We’re located in Vancouver, British Columbia but service across all of North America. Contact us today for all your 3PL and transportation needs! 

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.