The Reverse Logistics Magazine is a monthly digital publication of the Reverse Logistics Associationwith a circulation of 90,000 readers worldwide. Reverse logistics is a process that crosses all industries including High-Tech, Retail, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Automotive and Aerospace, just to name a few.
The magazine provides the latest information regarding the various areas of reverse logistics including returns management, refurbishment, field service and warranty management.
Reverse Logistics News Highlights
Accenture Study: Innovation Efforts Falling Short Despite Increased Investment
New York, NY—13 May 2013—Despite increased business investment in innovation, only 18 percent of executives believe their company’s innovation efforts deliver a competitive advantage, according to a new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) study that also revealed a risk averse approach to product and service development.
The survey of 519 companies across more than 12 industry sectors in France, the U.K. and the U.S. shows that 51 percent of participating companies report increased funding for innovation. Ninety-three percent of surveyed executives said the long-term success of their organization’s strategy depends on their ability to innovate and 70 percent place innovation among their company’s top five priorities. Despite this commitment, the study found a decline in the satisfaction with innovation performance compared to the results of a similar Accenture study conducted in 2009.
Citrix Appoints Robert Daleo to Board of Directors
Fort Lauderdale, FL—10 May 2013—Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) today announced the appointment of a new director, Robert (Bob) D. Daleo, who served as vice chairman of Thomson Reuters Corporation in 2012 and as executive vice president and chief financial officer from November 1998 to January 2011, to its board of directors, effective immediately.
Daleo began his career with Thomson in 1994 when he joined Thomson Newspapers as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Beginning in 1996, he served as chief operating officer of Thomson Newspapers, and was responsible for a significant portion of its U.S. operations. In 1997, he was appointed senior vice president of Thomson Corporation responsible for finance, operations, business development and strategy. Prior to joining The Thomson Corporation, he held various financial and operations positions with McGraw-Hill and Automatic Data Processing.
CEA Names 15 Industry Leaders to be Inducted into The 2013 CE Hall Of Fame
Arlington, VA—10 May 2013—The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the 2013 class of inductees into the Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame. The CE Hall of Fame, created in 2000, honors visionaries in the consumer technology industry who advance innovation and build a strong foundation for others to follow.
“I am inspired by the contributions that this group of leaders has made to our industry,” said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “Their vision, tenacity and passion for technology have brought innovative products and services to consumers worldwide. It is an honor to recognize them.”
Canon products honored with coveted Technical Image Press Association awards for 19th year running
Tokyo—7 May 2013—Five Canon products were selected for this year’s “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 28 photography and imaging magazines from 15 countries across 5 continents. The five award-winning products are: the EOS 6D digital SLR (DSLR) camera, the EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1 in the Americas) DSLR camera, the EOS-1D C DSLR cinema camera, the EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM interchangeable lens, and the PIXMA PRO-10 inkjet printer.
Named “Best DSLR Expert in 2013,” the Canon EOS 6D was recognized by the TIPA jury for “melding consumer-oriented features with a very advanced set of options.” Employing a 20.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor, the 6D not only achieves the world’s smallest, lightest body among DSLR cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame sensor,*1 but also delivers “excellent quality at its highest ‘native’ ISO of 25,600 and beyond.” Realizing superior ease of use, the 6D includes such functions as a “Q button” that, once pushed, opens a screen menu displaying often used controls, making for a “very pleasing and fast shooting experience.”
Reverse logistics a key part of company growth
6 May 2013-As companies grow, their logistics needs become more complex. Reaching a broader audience requires additional warehouses, faster order fulfillment and a stronger relationship with suppliers. This last factor is especially important when maintaining quality control standards over a growing number of products.
Reverse logistics strategies also need to improve as businesses expand. Handling returns effectively will give businesses the flexibility to maintain high levels of productivity in distribution centers. Meeting customer expectations for fast and reliable service will encourage repeat sales.