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Best Practices In Mastering Reverse Supply Chains for Better Asset Recovery

Last modified: May 17, 2016

The task of asset recovery is a challenge across every industry within the global marketplace that use reverse supply chains. A business’ survival with fluctuating markets and emerging competing companies is helped by asset recovery and reduction of loss. Surplus goods disposal by businesses is a common need. Gathered here are business tips to stretch your process of goods handling while improving supply chain value.

Reverse Supply Chains That Work

After units are created, which is a small part of company operations, many companies put extra effort into making methods for an effective supply chain. Continual updates to product lines can cause a pool of unsold former models to atrophy on warehouse shelves and that loss of space along with the lack of initial investment recovery is the conundrum many businesses face. A company’s remaining aged-out products become a burden when higher priorities like staying current in today’s marketplace take precedence. Employing technology is key to loss prevention by taking on older inventory and transforming it into recovered revenue.

As most warehouse strategies are formed to combat issues of product shortage or provide important accounting data regarding a product, technology has been created to help reverse supply chains and drive larger recovery by serving businesses needs for selling surplus. Such tools as FlashTrac allow an employee to procure and dispose of surplus product from more than one location. This tool holds a small amount of your company’s data and lets the project manager set certain criteria such as security levels and a time range that allows for notification of a surplus of product is available for re-deployment… before being hauled to an external marketplace.

Success Monitoring

Planning to take a plunge without having an established reverse supply chain’s measurements is a risky proposition. A well-planned and efficient process is key to surveying your reverse supply chain as watching Key Performance Indicators (or KPI) may be limited for sales forecasting.

Those employed by your business will track products and assets quickly and efficiently via properly labeled units within a world-class management system. Sourcing information from KPI for disposition processes assists in quick and effective reverse supply chain system functionality. By doing so, aged units can be sold online without headaches while your company moves forward with new unit sales – free of hindrances. As result, the old way of taking unnecessary profit losses during older unit disposal is eliminated. This is particularly effective when owners secure a reliable single source for sales. That universal contact point handles all surplus units by meeting buyer needs and generates useful reports for KPI about the inventory sell off.

Measuring Financial Success

Taking the time to examine and properly evaluate in advance an accurate value for your surplus inventory is crucial. Businesses can more readily dedicate attention to current and new units even as older units are sold off by utilizing their surplus management systems. A significant surplus inventory movement is created and big data will help maximize a value via useable information customized to your business and industry. Simply securing a partner vendor who sells your entire surplus can also provide data-rich information infusions about your company’s excess units sales. Owners get a valuable overview that adds to planning a successful strategy for the handling of new unit goals and end of life-cycle sales. Gaining this knowledge in advance greatly assists in goal setting for your product’s lifespan and recovers as much revenue as possible.

This movement of extra units and supplies is most notable in the online sphere. A company can now span the globe in product sales especially by selling through established avenues which work in successfully connecting to a high number buyers which helps produce the maximum profit return on your units. This yields a vast improvement in revenue retention formerly lost in the past and provides vital transaction data to further inform owners on how best to maximize future end-of-lifespan business unit sales.

The technological advances of reverse supply chains in surplus marketing makes it far easier for businesses to benefit from them.  As you’re marketing product of the future, it would only make sense that you infuse this technology into your business as well.

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