SOMERSET, NJ (March 13, 2018) - Once a supply chain afterthought, reverse logistics has become a leading topic as e-retailers and direct-to-consumer manufacturers search for ways to tackle the high rate of customer returns.
Brad Radcliffe, Vice President of Sales, Sortation & Distribution for BEUMER Corporation, will address reverse logistics challenges and offer solutions in his presentation, "Reverse Logistics: No Longer a Supply Chain Afterthought" during MODEX 2018. The seminar will be held on April 9 at 2:15 p.m. in Theater H of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Radcliffe will discuss how high-speed loop sortation can effectively manage the costly process of handling an increasing volume of returned merchandise caused by escalating e-commerce sales. His presentation will include a parcel/e-commerce case study that compares loop sortation with line sortation. Key takeaways from the presentation are:
• Identify methods to receive and process the wide variety/ever-changing inbound product mix
• Determine appropriate product levels to justify automation
• Explore inbound product sortation and automation solutions
"Until now, sortation and distribution systems were never considered a viable option for reverse logistics because volumes and ROI weren't there," Radcliffe explained. "Today, the same technology that for decades has allowed companies to reduce labor costs and increase efficiencies and throughput on the front end can be used to achieve the same efficiencies in repacking to improve turn times."
Radcliffe heads BEUMER's North American Sales and Application Engineering teams that focus on developing "Best in Class" solutions for both the Parcel and Warehouse/Distribution industries. He is responsible for developing integrated solutions that are flexible, modular and sustainable.
ABOUT BEUMER Corporation
BEUMER Corporation, headquartered in Somerset, NJ, is the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Beckum, Germany-based BEUMER Group. Founded in 1977, BEUMER Corporation is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of material handling, automation and intralogistics systems, operating four U.S. business lines: Conveying & Loading in Kansas City, MO; Packaging & Palletizing in Somerset, NJ; Sortation & Distribution in Somerset, NJ; and Airport Baggage Handling in Dallas, TX. BEUMER Corporation offers a complete range of design/build services, including engineering and systems design, project management, installation and commissioning, and customer support. For more information, visit www.beumergroup.com.
About BEUMER Group
The BEUMER Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics systems for conveying, loading, palletizing, packaging, sortation, and distribution. With 4,000 employees worldwide, the BEUMER
Group has annual sales of about EUR 750 million. The BEUMER Group and its subsidiaries and sales
agencies provide their customers with high-quality system solutions and an extensive customer support
network around the globe and across a wide range of industries, including bulk materials and piece goods, food/non-food, construction, mail order, post, and airport baggage handling. For more information, please visit www.beumergroup.com.
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