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RLMT303 - Technology in Reverse Logistics

Course Details

Course Code: RLMT303 Course ID: 4302 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides students with a systems-centric view to explore how tracking and tracing technology, such as GPS, bar codes and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags can be used in reverse logistics operations for returns, recalls, recycling and waste management. Case studies of today’s best practices in reverse logistics technology used in manufacturing, retail and in the military will be studied and discussed. Packaging technology and the growth of new types of packages to reduce waste will be examined. A comparison will be conducted on how different technology is used in processes of reverse logistics as compared to forward logistics. A practitioner approach is used to explore and examine the management functions and the interrelationships regarding the use of technology to capture data for products flowing in the reverse logistics system. Data synchronization and the issues of interfacing legacy software systems or information technology systems will be explored. This course is intended for students and professionals working in reverse logistics, retail business management, general management, transportation management, supply chain management, and corporate and military decision makers.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, graduate students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):
1. Compare and define information systems in business.
2. Describe and identify several basic competitive strategies, uses of Internet technology, and how business today applies to Internet technologies.
3. Compare, describe, and define computer hardware and technology.
4. Explain, identify, and describe the functions and uses of software and operating systems.
5. Explain the components and define the uses of database management systems.
6. Define and describe all aspects of databases and the use of them within the system.
7. Explain what e-business is and how it relates to the industry.
8. Describe and give examples of enterprise business systems.
9. Describe and stumbles explain the concepts of e-commerce.
10. Evaluate and describe decision-making systems.
11. Explain and develop strategies.
12. Identify security and ethical challenges within the industry.
13. Explore and pricing global management.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Wk 1 Forum 4.44 %
Wk 2 Forums 4.44 %
Wk 3 Forums 4.44 %
Wk 4 Forums 4.44 %
Wk 5 Forums 4.44 %
Wk 6 Forums 4.44 %
Wk 7 Forums 4.44 %
Wk 8 Forums 4.44 %
Introduction Forum 4.44 %
Term Project Outlines 30.00 %
Assignment 1: Topic and Outline 7.50 %
Assignment 2 - Abstract and Outline 7.50 %
Assignment 3 - Referenced Outline 7.50 %
Term Paper Project 7.50 %
Week 8 Term Paper Project 30.00 %
Research Paper Project 30.00 %

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

Book Title:Ready Technology: Fast-Tracking New Business Technologies-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Lib
Author:Andriole, Stephen J.
Unit Cost:$49.90
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.