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RLMT610 - Technology in Reverse Logistics Operations

Course Details

Course Code: RLMT610 Course ID: 4320 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course studies the use of GPS, RFID and bar coding technology used to track and trace products through the forward supply chain and the reverse logistics process. The student will study the complex issues of data synchronization facing today’s reverse logistics manager.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, graduate students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

  1. Explain the technological drivers that impact Reverse Logistics.
  2. Identify specific technologies, such as automation and mobile tools, used in Reverse Logistics.
  3. Discuss Reverse Logistics’ role in e-commerce.
  4. Evaluate technological tools, such as cloud based technology, used to access and analyze data to streamline the Reverse Logistics process.
  5. Analyze the value technology delivers in Reverse Logistics.
  6. Describe how Reverse Logistics has evolved over the past decade as a result of technology.
  7. Explain the challenges associated with technology used in Reverse Logistics.
  8. Predict the future role of technology in Reverse Logistics.


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

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified
Book Title:Sustainable Reverse Logistics Network : Engineering and Management (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Ait-Kadi, Chouinard, Marcotte and Riopel
Unit Cost:$118.88
Book Title:3PL, 4PL and reverse logistics, part 1, Volume 36, Issue 7 (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Emerald Publishing Limited

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.