The circular economy and packaging are inextricably linked

The Circular Economy and Packaging: How Reusable Shipping Materials Can Close the Loop

Circular economies have always been with us. The world’s natural systems are constantly recycling minerals, nutrients, and energy. Early human civilizations developed with the help of these natural cycles. What has been changing since the industrial revolution is that the global economy has vastly outstripped the pace at which these natural systems can work. The…

Supply chain management for the circular economy demonstrated via graphic

Supply Chain Management for the Circular Economy: Reducing Waste and Lowering Costs

Supply chain management in the circular economy focuses on eliminating waste to improve operational efficiency and cut costs. Finding opportunities to create and support a circular supply chain requires that businesses audit their processes, labor pools, and the tools that support them. By reviewing these elements with a critical eye, most supply chain managers will…

Tracking is important part of an aftermarket logistics strategy

Why Your Aftermarket Logistics Strategy Is So Important

Aftermarket logistics is a phrase subject to some confusion. Auto parts dominate many people’s understanding of the term aftermarket, and while brake, supercharger, and spoiler kits can be a part of aftermarket logistics, an aftermarket logistics strategy is about more than automobile parts. The term is actually nearly synonymous with the reverse supply chain. Aftermarket…