Firstly, it is necessary to clarify that waste logistics systems are not only the transport processes of the material left over from production or consumption, as many people think.
The waste logistics system is mainly a system of transportation, packaging, and destination of the materials that make up a product or service.
A good waste logistics system will seek to add value and minimize leftovers from obtaining the raw material to the manufacturing and shipping of the products.
A company that knows how to take advantage of this system will be able to allocate better its intermediate wastes (those generated throughout the process) and also try to reuse them even within the firm in order to reduce the total amount of material spent in the process.
The main advantages are to obtain a cheaper and clean process, besides being able to enjoy a more respectful image with the consumers.
Waste Logistics System As A Business Strategy
Nowadays, there are companies that use waste logistics, mainly reverse logistics as part of their business strategy, be it in the area of processes, marketing, or costs.
An excellent example of the use of reverse logistics as a business strategy in the case of manufacturers of tires and cement. Tire industries are required to practice reverse logistics, many of which have full operations dedicated to this function, some of the tires are reused in the processor sold to other industries generating additional revenue.
The leftover rubber is sold to the cement industry, which uses it in its co-processing furnaces, obtaining excellent fuel at a relatively low cost.
Waste logistics systems were used only by large industries looking for scale gains in the past. Today they are a reality in medium and even small companies, being sources of competitive and strategic advantages for its users.
Our team provides companies the ability to implement a complete waste logistics system, making the management of suppliers, through the internal processes to the final destination, displaying each item generated in the company’s operation as a whole.
All this is clear, with adequate real-time information on financial gains or losses in the waste operation. Get in touch and see how your business can profit from this process.