Trend Opportunity Profiles—Reverse Logistics in a Circular Economy

Trend Opportunity Profiles—Reverse Logistics in a Circular Economy

Increasing Demand for Closed Loop Strategies that Extend Life Cycle Value Will Drive Growth

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28-Feb-2022
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Research Code: MG67-01-00-00-00
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Consumers, especially in the Western world, are looking for clean-label products. Circular economy is a key enabler for environmental friendly products, and reverse logistics, as a method to integrate the consumer in the upcycling and production cycle, is reinforcing this potential marketing aspect.

Reverse logistics is the process of collecting and aggregating products, components, or materials at their end of life for reuse, recycling, and returns. Reverse logistics plays an important role in the process of companies aiming to transition to a circular economy.

The availability of raw materials is at risk, with geopolitical and economic stress. Volumes and prices are fluctuating even more because of the effects of COVID-19. Some materials are facing scarcity issues, such as copper and fish oil, and companies may face several hurdles, such as uneven quality and quantity in return loads. Cost challenges are related to transport costs that may be higher than the residual value of the transported goods. Circular economy and reverse logistics can help organizations solve these issues and mitigate the risk for supply security.
The improvement of supply chain management, especially with digital tools such as artificial intelligence (AI), tracking capabilities, and digital twins, allows for the easier management of complex logistics flows, and reverse logistics is becoming more possible with the help of these technologies.

This study highlights the key challenges faced by different industries to manage reverse logistics and adopt more circular models and solutions that leading participants are taking, in addition to leveraging the opportunities opened from this trend for the development of new technology solutions, logistics services, and business models.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key challenges and opportunities to shift from conventional to reverse logistics?
  • What are the solutions and opportunities to overcome these challenges? 
  • What are the emerging and innovative logistics models for the circular economy?
  • What are the key aspects organizations must consider to move toward a circular economy model?

Author: Benoit Butruille

Table of Contents

Why is Growth Becoming Increasingly Difficult to Achieve?

The Strategic Imperative 8™

Our Mega Trend Universe—Overview

Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

Our Mega Trend Universe—Reverse Logistics Impact

Main Findings

Growth Opportunities Essential to Future Success

Trend Opportunity Overview

Collection of Goods for Second Life

Case Study—Collecting Goods for a Second Life

Technology-driven Supply Chain Solutions for a Circular Economy

Case Study—Technology-driven Supply-chain Solutions for Circular Economy

Circular Economy Product and Packaging Design

Case Study—Circular Economy Product and Packaging Design

Trend Opportunity—Regional Exposure

Trend Opportunity—Industry Implications

Trend Opportunity Proof Cases

Trend Opportunity Levers

Trend Opportunity—Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Analysis

Trend Opportunity Attractiveness Analysis

Trend Opportunity—Top 5 Challenges on the Horizon

Trend Opportunity Impact and Certainty Analysis

Trend Opportunity Impact and Certainty Analysis (continued)

Trend Opportunity Matrix—Trend Innovation Index

Innovation Attractiveness Score

Trend Opportunity Matrix—Trend Growth Index

Growth Attractiveness Score

Trends Beets Implications

Growth Opportunity 1—End-to-end Supply-chain-as-a-service

Growth Opportunity 1—End-to-end Supply-chain-as-a-service (continued)

Growth Opportunity 2—Specialists/Niche Solution Provider for Reverse Logistics

Growth Opportunity 2—Specialists/Niche Solution Provider for Reverse Logistics (continued)

Growth Opportunity 3—Sustainable Subscription Good Consumption Models

Growth Opportunity 3—Sustainable Subscription Good Consumption Models (continued)

Crucial Success Factors for Growth

Conclusion—The Way Forward

Identifying Your Company’s Growth Zone

Your Next Steps

Our Mega Trend Universe

Our Mega Trend Universe (continued)

List of Exhibits

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Consumers, especially in the Western world, are looking for clean-label products. Circular economy is a key enabler for environmental friendly products, and reverse logistics, as a method to integrate the consumer in the upcycling and production cycle, is reinforcing this potential marketing aspect. Reverse logistics is the process of collecting and aggregating products, components, or materials at their end of life for reuse, recycling, and returns. Reverse logistics plays an important role in the process of companies aiming to transition to a circular economy. The availability of raw materials is at risk, with geopolitical and economic stress. Volumes and prices are fluctuating even more because of the effects of COVID-19. Some materials are facing scarcity issues, such as copper and fish oil, and companies may face several hurdles, such as uneven quality and quantity in return loads. Cost challenges are related to transport costs that may be higher than the residual value of the transported goods. Circular economy and reverse logistics can help organizations solve these issues and mitigate the risk for supply security. The improvement of supply chain management, especially with digital tools such as artificial intelligence (AI), tracking capabilities, and digital twins, allows for the easier management of complex logistics flows, and reverse logistics is becoming more possible with the help of these technologies. This study highlights the key challenges faced by different industries to manage reverse logistics and adopt more circular models and solutions that leading participants are taking, in addition to leveraging the opportunities opened from this trend for the development of new technology solutions, logistics services, and business models.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key challenges and opportunities to shift from conventional to reverse logistics
  • What are the solutions and opportunities to overcome these challenges 
  • What are the emerging and innovative logistics models for the circular economy
  • What are the key aspects organizations must consider to move toward a circular economy model

Author: Benoit Butruille

More Information
No Index No
Podcast No
Author Benoit Butruille
Industries Cross Industries
WIP Number MG67-01-00-00-00
Keyword 1 Reverse logistics
Keyword 2 reverse supply chain
Keyword 3 logistics industry overview
Is Prebook No
GPS Codes 9A3B