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The First Mile Problem, part II: How a regional reverse supply chain would work
Solving the First Mile Problem, or how to get reusable goods into the market and out of the landfill, isn’t a faraway goal — it’s achievable and cost-effective today using a geography-based reverse supply chain. To test this idea, I worked with a group of graduate supply chain management students at Portland State University’s School of Business to prove out the operational feasibility study.
Collection systems for reusable goods, and resolving the First Mile Problem
Now the U.S. needs an equivalent focus resolving the First Mile Problem. How can we maximize the collection of reusable goods from US homes and get them into a reverse supply chain channel — a first mile of collection — and do so in the most cost-effective manner?