This measure calculates the other cost (i.e. costs other than personnel, equipment, material, systems, outsourced, or overhead costs) per $1,000 revenue to perform the physical handling, information processing, and disposition of the product and packaging returned by the buyer to the seller or an intermediary. Associated tasks include return approval, transportation coordination, advance communication, product tracking, receipt, disposition of the return, and processing warranty claims. This measure is part of a set of Cost Effectiveness measures that help companies understand all cost expenditures related to the process "manage returns; manage reverse logistics."
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Costs other than personnel, systems, overhead, and outsourced to perform the process "manage returns; manage reverse logistics" / (Total business entity revenue * 0.0010)
Total Annual Revenue/Net Revenue
Total annual revenue is net proceeds generated from the sale of products or services. This should reflect the selling price less any allowances such as quantity, discounts, rebates and returns. If your business entity is a support unit and therefore does not directly generate revenue, then provide the revenue amount for the units you support. For government/non-profit organizations, please use your non-pass-through budget. For insurance companies the total annual revenue is the total amount of direct written premiums, excluding net investment income. Note: Business entity revenue needs to only include inter-company business segment revenue when the transactions between those business segments are intended to reflect an arm's length transfer price and would therefore meet the regulatory requirements for external revenue reporting.
Other costs are costs associated with the specified process, but not specifically covered in personnel cost, systems cost, overhead cost and outsourced cost in this questionnaire. These other costs include costs for supplies and office equipment, travel, training and seminars. Include the cost of telephones, except for that portion captured in systems cost.
Cost effectiveness measures are those in which two related variables, one of which is the cost and one of which is the related outcome related to the expenditure are used to determine a particular metric value.