COSTHA ANNUAL FORUM 2008  March 11   13th St. Petersburg, Florida

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COSTHA ANNUAL FORUM 2008 March 11 13th St. Petersburg, Florida

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2. What is “Reverse Logistics”? Definition: The return of goods from the marketplace to the vendor for any reason

3. Who receives these returned goods? Manufacturer Vendor Distributor Shipper Retail Store Sales Department

4. Reasons for return:

6. Common commodities found in “Reverse Logistics”

7. Benefits of Return Logistics Verification of return or replacement Incident control Investigate product failure Quality control Improve economies of scale for reuse, recycling, or disposal Sustainability impact – reduction in transportation miles from retail stores

8. Benefits of Return Logistics Maintain safety and value of the product (eliminating unauthorized sales in flea markets, garage sales, and over the Internet) Recycling or remanufacturing Limit waste generation Ensure proper disposal (“Green initiative”)

9. Can these be hazardous materials? YES! In some cases, products entering reverse transport need to be shipped in accordance with regulations governing the safe transport of dangerous goods.

10. How Reverse Logistics Works: Packaging used? Normally the most convenient. Is this packaging adequate? Are materials placed in the packaging safely? Are chemicals segregated to prevent unintended reactions?

11. How Reverse Logistics Works:

12. Transportation is Regulated Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) a department of the US Department of Transportation (DOT)

13. Preparation for Transport: “Hazmat employee” §171.8 and Part 172, Subpart H Opportunity to introduce new section in 49 CFR

14. DOT/PHMSA’s position:

15. COSTHA’s ROLE in REVERSE LOGISTICS:

16. COSTHA’s ROLE in REVERSE LOGISTICS: We now need to examine the reverse logistics process where: the person packing the returns may not be a trained hazmat employee; the packaging may not be the same as when it was originally shipped; the person preparing the returns may not be aware of the hazards associated with transportation; the items shipped may be subject to EPA Hazardous Waste rules.

17. Win – Win Outcome:

18. Goals and objectives:

19. Goals and objectives: Partner with PHMSA and EPA to: Develop acceptable and achievable standards Introduce rulemaking

20. Desired Outcomes:

21. Moving Forward with Reverse Logistics:

22. Open Mic

26. QUESTIONS? Contact Information: COSTHA 7803 Hill House Court Fairfax Station, VA 22039 Phone: 703/451-4031 Fax: 703/451-4207 Email: [email protected]

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