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A COSTHA presentation on the issues regarding reserve logistics of HazMat products and packaging.

A COSTHA presentation on the issues regarding reserve logistics of HazMat products and packaging.

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  • COSTHA ANNUAL FORUM 2008 March 11 – 13 th St. Petersburg, Florida
  • What is “Reverse Logistics”?
    • Definition:
    • The return of purchased
    • goods for any reason
  • Who receives these returned goods?
    • Manufacturer
    • Vendor
    • Distributor
    • Shipper
    • Retail Store
    • Sales Department
  • Reasons for return:
    • Damage
    • Defective
    • Malfunction
    • Obsolescence
    • Out of Business
    • Product recall
    • Wrong delivery
    • Other
  • Sources of Reverse Logistics Hardware Building supply Grocery Pharmacy Department store Specialty Boutiques Convenience stores “ Big Box store” Other? Independent sales agents Catalog sales & Warehouses Recall coordinators Auto, ATV, Motorcycle Dealers Marinas, Parts Stores
  • Benefits of Return Logistics
    • Incident control
    • Verification of return or replacement
    • Investigate product failure
    • Quality control
  • Benefits of Return Logistics
    • Recycling or remanufacturing
    • Limit waste generation
    • Ensure proper disposal (“Green initiative”)
  • Can these be hazardous materials?
    • YES!
    • In most cases, products
    • entering reverse transport
    • need to be shipped in
    • accordance with regulations
    • governing the safe
    • transport of dangerous goods.
  • Common commodities found in “Reverse Logistics”
    • Perfumes and fragrances
    • Cosmetics
    • Paints and coatings
    • (including pails, cans, nail care)
    • Construction Adhesives
    • Aerosols
    • Paints, Insecticides
    • Household cleaners
    • Automotive products
    • Adhesives
    • Solvents
    • Battery operated electronics
    • Gasoline fueled equipment &
    • Internal combustion engines
    • Chain saws, Weed whackers
    • Generators
    • Power washers
    • Auto, Boat, ATV, Motorcycle
    • Replacement parts
    • Camping Equipment
    • Fuels ( Propane, gas, sterno, etc.)
    • Stoves
    • Heaters
    • Lanterns
  • Transportation is Regulated
    • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
    • a department of the
    • US Department of Transportation
    • (DOT)
  • How Reverse Logistics Works:
    • Preparation for Transport:
    • “ Hazmat employee” §171.8 and Part 172, Subpart H
  • How Reverse Logistics Works:
    • Packaging used:
    • Specification
    • Overpacks
    • Salvage/emergency
    • Exemption/SP Packaging
  • How Reverse Logistics Works: USPS Air Express Common carrier Private carrier
  • DOT/PHMSA’s position: “ Regulation alone is not enough to fulfill our safety mission. We rely on partners, like COSTHA members, to help protect the public and the environment from careless or non-compliant shipments” “ The partnership we are entering will develop and introduce practical safety solutions that work for the public and the regulated industry.”
  • COSTHA’s ROLE in REVERSE LOGISTICS: “ The industry has established an excellent safety record for regulatory compliance and safety in the distribution of hazardous materials.”
  • COSTHA’s ROLE in REVERSE LOGISTICS:
    • “ We now need to examine the reverse logistics process where:
    • the person packing the returns may not be a trained hazmat employee;
    • the packaging may not be the same as when it was originally shipped;
    • the person preparing the returns may not be aware of the hazards associated with transportation.”
  • Win – Win Outcome: “ Through this partnership, COSTHA and PHMSA can openly discuss the issues and provide solutions to enhance transportation safety”
  • Goals and objectives:
    • Obtain industry input at:
    • organized workshops
    • discussion groups
    • meetings
    • forums
  • Goals and objectives:
    • Team with PHMSA in a creative process to:
    • Develop acceptable and achievable standards
  • Desired Outcomes:
    • Assessment of the reverse logistics issue
    • Introduce standards and guidelines
    • Implement systems
    • Identify required resources to control transport risk
    • Incident prevention
  • Moving Forward with Reverse Logistics:
    • WHO?
    • - COSTHA Members
    • - Non-members
    • WHAT?
    • - Identify funding needs and resources
    • - Education and Outreach
    • WHERE?
    • - Scheduled meetings – COSTHA, DOT
  • The COSTHA partnership with PHMSA is a commitment to moving this initiative forward COME JOIN US! COSTHA
  • QUESTIONS?
    • Contact Information:
    • COSTHA
    • 7803 Hill House Court
    • Fairfax Station, VA
    • 22039
    • Phone: 703/451-4031 Fax: 703/451-4207
    • Email: [email_address]
    Presentation creatively designed by H.Skolnik and R.Jessop