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Reverse Logistics - Grupo Pao de Acucar

Reverse Logistics - Grupo Pao de Acucar

by Felipe Ortiz, Reverse Logistics Coordinator, Grupo Pao de Acucar

Reverse Logistics Magazine, Edition 65

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The Reverse Logistics Group Grupo Pao de Acucar is consolidating more and more regarding the proper disposal of products and wastes in order to prepare themselves to meet all obligations under PNRS (National Policy on Solid Waste) and add more value to reverse chain.

Some figures of 2012, related toactions performed only for grocery items (underexplored therefore the focus of the market has been the electronics) and exclusively in the state of São Paulo, show a bit of this movement that, according to the company, tends to intensified more and more.

In the latter year were adequately designed more than 550 tons of this type of product / residue - that were destined for incineration or co-processing.

Thus, Grupo Pao de Acucar shows the concern in managing the fate of everything that passes through
the chain, preventing products from being sent inappropriately to dumps, landfills, etc.., And causing
environmental impacts that may be irreparable.
Only the central distribution of the category in question, made donations of approximately 300 items with small faults packaging (but fit for consumption), totaling more than 208 tons of donated products in 2012. These donations are made to institutions that are in the community around the distribution.

In addition, more than 45 tonnes of packaging products with faults, but that can not be donated (like alcohol, for example) were auctioned through a formal process with a partner company. With this process, Grupo Pao de Acucar managed:

a) avoid environmental impacts to the disposal of these items,
b) avoid the costs mischaracterization / destination
c) generate revenue and add value to the reverse process.

Reverse Logistics Coordinator of the group, Felipe Ortiz said that the effectiveness of these actions as may be evidenced when looking at the stock of unserviceable products (not fit for sale) Company
- “We have achieved a 52% reduction of our product inventory unserviceable for this category in SP - which reached more than $ 2.5 million in 2012).

Felipe also highlights that despite the already impressive results, shares are being matured and the company has focused on intensifying the work still in 2013 - “We already have projects underway to roll-out the processes that we have succeeded in SP for other regional, “he said.
Felipe Ortiz graduated in Business Logistics Warehousing and Distribution and graduate with MBA - Executive Business Management at National Graduate Institute. He has seven years experience in retail / supply chain, passing through Transportation and Logistics Adm., and five-year career dedicated to the Reverse Logistics. He is responsible for reverse logistics at Grupo Pao de Acucar, involving the treatment of grocery items and general merchandise, as well as the management of logistical equipment throughout the chain.
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