The Ricoh Group, which has been promoting recycling-oriented business since the 1990's, has a product collection network to achieve highly efficient recycling.
Through the integration of arterial and venous logistics into the network, we have improved the efficiency of the entire logistics process and reduced environmental impact.
Product collection system (Venous logistic flows)
We have established a logistics system that integrates both arterial logistics flows that deliver our products to customers and venous logistics flows that collect used products. In the collection network, we apply Ricoh's original recycling information system using the bar code on each product, which allows us to share information on the amount of used products and parts that have been collected as well as the rate of collection. Based on data obtained from the network, we develop sales plans for recycled products and reuse collected parts.