In a nutshell: The 6Rs of logistics

The “six Rs” of logistics are intended to express the requirements placed on logistics and supply chain management today: the
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rticular products should be
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quality and to the
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costs for the
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at the right time in the
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the right amount to the
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delivered to the right place at the right time. The definition was originally coined by Prof. J√ľnemann from the University of Dortmund. Today, additional requirements are often added, such as the right information and the right packaging.

Basically, the six-R rule describes the goal of a complete value-added process, not just the logistics process, from inventory level to inventory level.

Our tip:

As vividly as the six R rule can be used to describe the growing demands on logistics and supply chain management, it would be dangerous to blame all performance requirements solely on logistics and SCM and make them responsible for them using key figures. In your value creation process, you should check which areas involved represent the key bottlenecks in achieving the 6Rs and eliminate these in a targeted manner.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Kemmner

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