Skip Navigation

Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: RLMT500 Course ID: 4314 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a comprehensive review of the major applications of reverse logistics principles, problems and best practices in manufacturing, retail and the military. The student will study applications from apparel, aviation, automotive, electronics, food and beverage, retailers, and sporting goods. It includes an analysis of Green applications and Carbon Footprint credits for companies.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 Explain the differences between forward and reverse logistics

LO-2 Explain military reverse logistics

LO-3 Describe commercial reverse logistics in the field of apparel, aviation, retail, automotive, electronics, food, beverage and sporting goods

LO-4 Outline best practices in reverse logistics

LO-5 Describe the importance of customer service returns and after service customer support as applied to reverse logistics

LO-6 Describe green applications of reverse logistics

LO-7 Explain the implications of global reverse logistics

LO-8 Describe organizational culture and risk reduction as applied to reverse logistics

LO-9 Explain the basic principles regarding product life cycle, warehousing, inventory management as applied to reverse logistics

LO-10 Outline the key components of carbon footprint and carbon credits for companies

LO-11 Explain the complex nature of reverse logistics

LO-12 Describe complexity and how project based management applies to reverse logistics

LO-13 Propose future business needs of reverse logistics

Required Readings

Per Required Reading and Resources available in the Lessons area of the classroom.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Reverse Logistics Association

Reverse Logistics Executive Council

Reverse Logistics Magazine

Reverse Logistics Professional

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.