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RLMT301 - Introduction to Reverse Logistics Management

Course Details

Course Code: RLMT301 Course ID: 4300 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides students with a systems-centric view to explore what is seen as today’s wide range of practices in reverse logistics applications in manufacturing, retail and in the military. It includes the many definitions related to reverse logistics, the different scope, practices, procedures and processes of reverse logistics as compared to forward logistics. It explores the various dilemmas practitioners face in designing a reverse logistics system. A practitioner approach is used to explore and examine the management functions and the interrelationships among the components of reverse operational logistics are provided. This course is intended for students and professionals working in reverse logistics, retail business management, general management, transportation management, supply chain management, and corporate and military decision makers.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing the course, a student will be able to:
1. Classify the components of a reverse logistics system in defense/government, high technology, manufacturing, retail or service organizations.
2. Define the components of a reverse logistics system in defense/government, high technology, manufacturing, retail or service organizations.
3. Define the role of customer service in terms of reverse logistics.
4. Define how forward and reverse logistics fits into life cycle management.
5. Explain how forward and reverse logistics fits into life cycle management.
6. Identify and catalog current best practices in RL.
7. Examine government and commercial applications of reverse logistics for service and manufacturing such as remanufacturing/overhaul operations
8. Differentiate the unique characteristics between (a) returns and recalls; and between (b) recycling and waste.

NameGrade %
Forums 44.00 %
Week 1 5.50 %
Week 2 5.50 %
Week 3 5.50 %
Week 4 5.50 %
Week 5 5.50 %
Week 6 5.50 %
Week 7 5.50 %
Week 8 - Reflection 5.50 %
Introduction 4.00 %
Week 1 Introduction 4.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Assignment 1: Week 2: Research Paper Outline 3.00 %
Assignment 3: Week 5: Abstract Term Project Part 2 - Abstract and Detailed Outline 6.00 %
Assignment 5: Week 7: Research Paper 21.00 %
Case Study 12.00 %
Assignment 2: Week 4: Case Study 12.00 %
Referenced Outline 10.00 %
Assignment 4: Week 6: Referenced Outline 10.00 %

Recommended Text
APA (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington ,DC: APA

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Book Title:Introduction to Management of Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop Supply Chain Processes - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781574443608
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Group
Author:Blumberg, Donald F.
Unit Cost:$113.11
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.