About the RLSC.
The Reverse Logistics and Sustainability Council (RLSC) was founded to provide a dedicated trade association focused on all aspects of reverse logistics and sustainability. The RLSC provides the following services to its membership:
- A library of white papers, job postings, research, blog sites, and other informational links dedicated to the reverse logistics industry.
- A forum to connect reverse logistics and sustainability professionals including retailers, manufacturers, service providers, secondary market experts, consultants, students, and academics.
- An annual conference to bring members together to network, discuss and explore relevant topics in the reverse logistics industry.
Our Core Staff.
JERRY DAVIS, Managing Director
Jerry co-founded the RLSC as the next step in a career that has spanned all aspects of retail, supply chain management and reverse logistics.
Jerry began his career in the supermarket industry where eventually he served as the President of the OK Grocery Company in Pittsburgh, PA. Jerry successfully led 2,000 employees in building a company to a sales level exceeding one billion dollars. During his tenure, Jerry was responsible for all distribution, transportation, buying, acquisitions, start-ups and labor relations functions of the corporation.
In 1990, Jerry’ entrepreneurial spirt led him to start SCANNING SOLUTIONS, a reclamation management software company that pioneered stand-alone, pc-based reclamation and returns management technology. Scanning Solutions eventually became the platform for GENCO’s future in reverse logistics. Jerry served as Vice-Chairman and COO of GENCO for over 13 years and was instrumental in the company’s emergence as one of the largest 3PLs in the country.
Jerry has also served as the chairman of the Food Marketing Institute’s Distribution Committee and testified before Congress multiple times on behalf of the food industry. He was a founding director of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and served on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Red Cross and Junior Achievement. He was named as a Citizen Ambassador to the Soviet Union by the U.S. State Department.
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STEVE SOUTH, Director
Steve joined Jerry’s SCANNING SOLUTIONS as 'Employee #2' in 1991 and thus began his career in reverse logistics that has included serving as the first President of GENCO’s Reverse Logistics Business Unit that operated over 20 facilities in the United States and Canada with over 1,500 teammates and $100 million in sales. Steve has also served in multiple other capacities during his over 18 years in the reverse logistics industry. These roles have included strategic planning, business development, marketing, operations, human resources, and acquisition integration.
In addition to his role with the RLSC, Steve works as a business consultant with the Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and serves on the Supply Chain Management Advisory Board at Seminole State College.
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SANDY DAVIS, RLSC Conference Manager
Sandy has an extensive background in fundraising and conference management earned from a career working with organizations such as the American Red Cross and GENCO. As the Conference Manager for the RLSC Conference, Sandy oversees all aspects of the conference with a direct focus on planning, content development, event logistics, and special programs such as facility tours, spouse programs, and golf outings.
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