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    Circular Economy Logistics

    Keep costs down, accelerate, and drive the circular economy with our solutions for the most complex part of the supply chain.

    From linear to circular 

    Reduce - reuse - recycle - rethink. The linear economy is passé; the future belongs to the circular economy. The goal is to keep materials and components of all kinds in a continuous and sustainable cycle. Logistics plays a crucial role since the linear flows of traditional supply chains are disappearing – replaced by diverse, complex return and distribution flows.

    We support you in implementing a circular economy by developing end-to-end operational management – to maximize the value of your goods, protect your brand, and achieve your sustainability goals. 

    How the circular economy benefits you

    1. 1


      Manufacturers must rethink products and consider the holistic product cycle to enable circularity.

    2. 2

      More efficiency, fewer costs

      Minimize your costs and increase the speed of the most complex area of the supply chain: returns. How? With our reverse logistics and repair services solutions.

    3. 3

      Reduced inventory holding and transportation costs

      Bring transparency to the supply chain and leverage your inventory management.

    4. 4

      Full range of services

      Create the ultimate, integrated supply chain experience by using our contract and lead logistics services.

    How we support your circular economy

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    Return initiation

    • Return acknowledgment
    • Return validation
    • RMA creation
    • RMA status update
    • Statistic analysis/reporting
    • Return label
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    Return processing

    • Advance exchange and pick-up
    • Returns receiving
    • Repurpose assessment
    • Initial inspection
    • RMA validation
    • Warranty validation
    • Grading (1st level)
    • Put away
    • Redistribution
    • RTV
    • Scrap
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    Repair processing

    • Visual and mechanical inspection
    • Software update
    • Functional inspection
    • Grading (2nd level)
    • Refurbishment
    • Repair parts management 
    • Parts harvesting

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