The demand for reverse logistics is growing

Growth in forward logistics, an increase in direct-to-consumer sales and carrier take-back programs for used devices means that more devices are being returned and recovered for resale.

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By 2022, the secondary market for mobile devices is projected to exceed $57 billion.

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The secondary market will exceed 290 million devices and have doubled in size from 2017, representing a CAGR of 14.9%.

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As many as 40-50% of mobile devices (117-146 million units) will be traded back to carriers for repair, refurbishment and resale.

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Secondary market growth is exceeding that of the primary market.

We’re all in on Revolutionizing Reverse

In addition to high repair volumes, the bar is being raised when it comes to processing those repairs. Faster diagnostic testing, more sophisticated grading, improved integration between partner and carrier systems and a higher level of functional testing is expected. Performance indexes, score cards and overall quality improvements are standard. Completing this detailed work at scale requires innovation.

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Each REV system can process 480 devices per hour, 2M devices per year

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REV is 500% more efficient than anything on the market

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Starting with REV

REV is our premier technology in Revolutionizing Reverse to meet the growing market demand. It’s a patent-pending automated system that combines software and hardware to speed up the rate of device grading, and improve cost-effectiveness and accuracy.

REV is designed to be flexible and can integrate, manage and automate various line-optimized diagnostic hardware components. It’s ability to perform highly-accurate and fast cosmetic grading on mobile phones is an exclusive capability designed and built by Ingram Micro’s engineers.

Two million devices per year is the power of just one REV, but it doesn’t stop there. REV can be duplicated to meet the demands of even the largest customer.

Each REV system can process 480 devices per hour, 1.9M devices per year.
REV is 500% more efficient than anything on the market.

The REV difference

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Reduce costs
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Improve quality
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Adapt to demand
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Fast processing
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No training time
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Detailed reporting

How it Works

REV is a fully automated mobile device processing machine that conducts over 100 functional tests simultaneously and uses sound and light tests to provide a dramatically more accurate cosmetic grade.

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Loading Stations

Each station has capacity for 16 devices of any form factor and any combination of iOS and Android operating system.

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Robotic Arm

Robots pick and place devices into the system. This robot is responsible for phone removal for Line A and phone placement for Line B.

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Cosmetic Grading

REV deploys the most advanced photometric grading technology available. Cosmetic defects are detected in only a few seconds and grades are assigned based on customer grading scale.

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Bluetooth App Load

Bluetooth device identification automatically detects form factor and operating system for each individual phone, inserts charging cable and detects bad batteries.

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Functional Testing

Six X-Y tables with two independent arms control device touch points and allow for over 100 simultaneous and independent functional tests.

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Robotic Arm

Robots pick and place devices into the system. This robot is responsible for phone removal for Line B and phone placement for Line A.

(REV – Patent Pending)

Revolutionizing Reverse Resource Center

WHITEPAPER
The Secondary Smartphone Market REVolution

In partnership with Mobile World Live and GSMA, this white paper examines the need for and evolution of the REV technology.

VIDEO
The Digital Revolution in Reverse Logistics

RCR wireless sits down with Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services executives to learn more about our reverse logistics initiatives and REV technology.

ARTICLE
Ingram Micro Claims a Revolution in Reverse Logistics for Mobile Retailers

RCR wireless dives deep into reverse logistics initiatives and focuses on automation technology from Ingram Micro.

ARTICLE
Revolutionizing Reverse Logistics

Industry organization, CTIA, highlights Ingram Micro’s role in delivering quality and consistency for wireless consumers, and our vision for the future of reverse logistics.

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2020-07-15