Something companies might not consider when creating a business is the reverse flow of goods. In the ITAD industry, this process refers to the transportation of IT assets to their final destinations. When an enterprise is ready to dispose of their old hardware, the next step is to arrange for those assets to be transported to an IT asset disposition company for remarketing, refurbishment, or recycling. When it comes to choosing an ITAD vendor, here are some things to look for when considering reverse logistics.
The first thing to consider is transportation. The HOBI logistics team communicates closely with clients to determine the exact conditions and needs at each pick-up site, and arranges transportation for all material leaving clients’ facilities. A smooth and efficient transportation system reduces cost, maximizes efficiencies and ensures the safety and security of each shipment. HOBI also provides secure point-to-point and secure chain-of-custody transportation options for clients. We make client satisfaction a priority and work closely with each and every one to determine their exact logistics needs, while also successfully managing costs.
Second, evaluate your provider’s storage facilities. Data and asset security should be top priority, and many ITAD companies have implemented security measures to ensure that no assets are compromised and no data is leaked. Material collected by HOBI International Inc. is stored in a secure, guarded and video monitored warehouse, and each load is secured with a pre-arranged code assigned when the notification of material ready for pick up is received. In addition, clients are assigned their own master code, and are able to track their IT assets throughout the ITAD process.
Another thing to consider is warehouse organization. The reverse logistics process can be disorderly and chaotic if there is no solid process for tracking and organizing assets, which can lead to incorrect routing and delayed transportation. HOBI uses an internally developed Warehouse Management System (WMS) to track each piece of hardware via barcodes and subsequent processing steps. The weight and count of each load are recorded in the WMS, allowing the shipping/receiving manager to be notified of any significant discrepancies between anticipated piece counts and weights. Developing a comprehensive and secure shipping solution ensures transports are on time and correctly routed. HOBI’s secure chain of custody provides clients with full location disclosure throughout the entire process.
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