Industry/Focus Committees

Provide a Standing Forum for RL Industry Professionals to:

  • Meet on a Regional & Global Basis
  • Discuss Common Reverse Logistics Issues at RLTS Conferences
Apr 26 Wireless and Mobility
May 11 Standards
May 23 Consumer Products
Jun 08 Standards
Jun 20 Consumer Products
Jul 13 Standards


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The RLA was founded in 2002 when research studies were completed which revealed that over $750 billion annually was being spent on reverse logistics processes in North America alone. It was determined that a wide gap existed between third party service providers who offered reverse logistics services, and the OEMs, Retailers, and Brand Marketers who needed their services. The study also revealed there was no existing platform for discussing and sharing 'best practices' through any tradeshows, magazines, or trade associations that served the Aftermarket Supply Chain, or as it is called today - Reverse Logistics.

RLA's Mission

The Reverse Logistics Association is a members' driven, global trade association for the returns and reverse industry, offering information, research, solutions and services for Manufacturers, Branded, and Retail companies from Third Party Providers. Our goals are to educate and inform Reverse Logistics professionals around the world, and be the voice of the reverse industry.


In order to be able to support world-wide trade conferences and the many other activities of the association, the RLA relies on funding through annual membership fees, and service fees for the various products it provides. Becoming a member of the association means you have access to a wide range of participatory opportunities to interact with RL professionals and top Fortune 500 companies who are engaged in cutting-edge best practices, and who are dedicated to increasing the knowledge base of all RL professionals.