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Florida Panthers Sher Wood Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Florida Panthers Sher Wood Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
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Florida Panthers Sher Wood Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
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2010 11 Game Used Alex Ovechkin CCM U Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Capitals
2010 11 Game Used Alex Ovechkin CCM U Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Capitals
$399.99
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Warrior Bentley Composite Hockey Stick 2010 Model Left SR 95 Flex
Warrior Bentley Composite Hockey Stick 2010 Model Left SR 95 Flex
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Reebok Ai 9 Grip Sr Composite Hockey Stick Right Handed PRO STOCK
$139.99
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Edmonton Oilers Sher Wood Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Edmonton Oilers Sher Wood Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
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Sher Wood Edmonton Oilers Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Sher Wood Edmonton Oilers Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
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Canadian Ghost CDN Matte Composite Senior Left Handed Hockey Stick NEW
Canadian Ghost CDN Matte Composite Senior Left Handed Hockey Stick NEW
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Canadian Ghost Composite CDN Matte Senior Right Handed Ice Hockey Stick NEW
Canadian Ghost Composite CDN Matte Senior Right Handed Ice Hockey Stick NEW
$59.99
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Warrior Bentley Composite Hockey Stick 2010 Model Left INT 65 Flex
Warrior Bentley Composite Hockey Stick 2010 Model Left INT 65 Flex
$35.00
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Easton Synergy ST Grip Composite Hockey Stick 2009 Model Left 65 Flex P4
Easton Synergy ST Grip Composite Hockey Stick 2009 Model Left 65 Flex P4
$60.00
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New Eagle HK Talon 50 Composite Hockey Stick left
New Eagle HK Talon 50 Composite Hockey Stick left
$25.00
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2010 11 Game Used Alex Ovechkin CCM U Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Capitals
2010 11 Game Used Alex Ovechkin CCM U Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Capitals
$895.00
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Sher Wood Buffalo Sabres Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Sher Wood Buffalo Sabres Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
$34.99
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Bauer Vapor XX Pro Flex Ultra Premium Composite Hockey Stick PM9 HOSSA
Bauer Vapor XX Pro Flex Ultra Premium Composite Hockey Stick PM9 HOSSA
$99.99
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New Bauer Supreme Total ONE NXG Composit Knee Hockey Goalie Stick 24 Left Curve
New Bauer Supreme Total ONE NXG Composit Knee Hockey Goalie Stick 24 Left Curve
$29.99
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Lot of Composite Hockey Sticks SR RH
Lot of Composite Hockey Sticks SR RH
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Easton Synergy 750 Senior Ice Hockey Stick Grip Composite 100 Flex E36 Left Hand
Easton Synergy 750 Senior Ice Hockey Stick Grip Composite 100 Flex E36 Left Hand
$129.99
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Hornet Composite hockey stick
Hornet Composite hockey stick
$25.00
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NEW CCM RBZ Speedburner Composite Hockey Stick Senior
NEW CCM RBZ Speedburner Composite Hockey Stick Senior
$150.00
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NEW Bauer Nexus 8000 Composite Hockey Stick Senior
NEW Bauer Nexus 8000 Composite Hockey Stick Senior
$130.00
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New Warrior Red VR2 Sr Composite one piece Goalie Hockey stick 275 Mid Quick
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New Warrior VR2 Special Composite one piece mini Goalie Hockey stick Left Hand
New Warrior VR2 Special Composite one piece mini Goalie Hockey stick Left Hand
$28.99
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Used Nick Schultz CCM Ultra Tacks Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers
Used Nick Schultz CCM Ultra Tacks Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers
$99.99
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Used Scott Laughton CCM Tacks Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers Bauer
Used Scott Laughton CCM Tacks Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers Bauer
$99.99
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New Summit Hockey LTD Stick P88 Curve 102 Flex Right Hand RH Senior Composite
New Summit Hockey LTD Stick P88 Curve 102 Flex Right Hand RH Senior Composite
$114.99
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New Summit Hockey LTD Stick P88 Curve 87 Flex Right Hand RH Senior Composite
New Summit Hockey LTD Stick P88 Curve 87 Flex Right Hand RH Senior Composite
$114.99
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Used Nick Schultz Warrior Covert QR1 Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers
Used Nick Schultz Warrior Covert QR1 Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers
$99.99
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Used Mark Streit Easton Stealth CX Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers
Used Mark Streit Easton Stealth CX Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers
$99.99
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Sher Wood Dallas Stars Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Sher Wood Dallas Stars Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
$34.99
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NEW Easton Stealth CX Composite Hockey Stick Senior Non Grip
NEW Easton Stealth CX Composite Hockey Stick Senior Non Grip
$150.00
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Easton Stealth S5 Composite Hockey Stick Flex 45 215g Street ICE Senior JR
Easton Stealth S5 Composite Hockey Stick Flex 45 215g Street ICE Senior JR
$35.00
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NEW Chrome Easton Stealth CX Grip Composite Hockey Stick INT 65 Flex
NEW Chrome Easton Stealth CX Grip Composite Hockey Stick INT 65 Flex
$140.00
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CCM Vector V110 115 Senior Composite Hockey Stick w ABS Blade
CCM Vector V110 115 Senior Composite Hockey Stick w ABS Blade
$47.99
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CCM V130 Senior Composite Grip Hockey Sticks w ABS Blade 2 Pack
CCM V130 Senior Composite Grip Hockey Sticks w ABS Blade 2 Pack
$69.99
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Sher Wood Florida Panthers Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Sher Wood Florida Panthers Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
$34.99
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2 New Sherwood T30 senior composite hockey stick
2 New Sherwood T30 senior composite hockey stick
$109.99
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CCM RIBCOR Trigger ASY Grip Senior Composite Ice Hockey Stick Hand 75 85 Flex
CCM RIBCOR Trigger ASY Grip Senior Composite Ice Hockey Stick Hand 75 85 Flex
$269.99
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CCM RIBCOR Trigger ASY Grip Intermediate Composite Int Hockey Stick Hand Flex
CCM RIBCOR Trigger ASY Grip Intermediate Composite Int Hockey Stick Hand Flex
$269.99
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Dallas Stars Sher Wood Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick Black NHL
Dallas Stars Sher Wood Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick Black NHL
$34.99
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Sher Wood Washington Capitals Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
Sher Wood Washington Capitals Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
$34.99
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Sher Wood Pittsburgh Penguins Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
Sher Wood Pittsburgh Penguins Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
$34.99
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Pittsburgh Penguins Sher Wood Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins Sher Wood Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
$34.99
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Sher Wood Anaheim Ducks Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Sher Wood Anaheim Ducks Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
$34.99
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2 New Sherwood EK 33 senior composite hockey sticks right handed
2 New Sherwood EK 33 senior composite hockey sticks right handed
$109.99
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Easton V9T Elite Grip Composite Hockey Stick Senior Size NEW
Easton V9T Elite Grip Composite Hockey Stick Senior Size NEW
$119.97
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Easton Stealth CXT Grip Composite Hockey Stick E3 Senior 85 Flex Left Hand
Easton Stealth CXT Grip Composite Hockey Stick E3 Senior 85 Flex Left Hand
$139.99
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Reebok 5k Composite Jr Standard Ice hockey blade RIGHT
Reebok 5k Composite Jr Standard Ice hockey blade RIGHT
$27.50
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1 Left Hand y COMPOSITE SENIOR REPLACEMENT HOCKEY Blade FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
1 Left Hand y COMPOSITE SENIOR REPLACEMENT HOCKEY Blade FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
$16.99
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RBK 5K XX Stiff Aramid Graphite Composite Hockey Blade Left Modano P34 Jr
RBK 5K XX Stiff Aramid Graphite Composite Hockey Blade Left Modano P34 Jr
$24.99
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RBK 5K XX Stiff Aramid Graphite Composite Hockey Blade Left Datsyuk P34 Jr
RBK 5K XX Stiff Aramid Graphite Composite Hockey Blade Left Datsyuk P34 Jr
$24.99
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Minnesota Wild Sher Wood Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick Black NHL
Minnesota Wild Sher Wood Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick Black NHL
$34.99
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NEW Bauer Vapor X30 Senior SR Hockey Composite BLADE Left P88 OR Right PM9
NEW Bauer Vapor X30 Senior SR Hockey Composite BLADE Left P88 OR Right PM9
$26.99
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Eagle Talon 60i Intermediate Composite Hockey Stick left
Eagle Talon 60i Intermediate Composite Hockey Stick left
$49.99
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NEW Chrome Easton Stealth CX Grip Composite Hockey Stick JR 50 Flex
NEW Chrome Easton Stealth CX Grip Composite Hockey Stick JR 50 Flex
$125.00
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2016 Warrior Swagger Pro Composite one piece mini Goalie Hockey stick Left Hand
2016 Warrior Swagger Pro Composite one piece mini Goalie Hockey stick Left Hand
$28.99
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Used Zach Parise Easton RS Stealth Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Devils Left
Used Zach Parise Easton RS Stealth Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Devils Left
$195.00
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Used Bryce Salvador Bauer Vapor APX Composite Pro Stock Hockey Stick Devils Left
Used Bryce Salvador Bauer Vapor APX Composite Pro Stock Hockey Stick Devils Left
$99.99
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Bauer Nexus 4000 Composite Hockey Stick Stamkos PM9 87 Flex New
Bauer Nexus 4000 Composite Hockey Stick Stamkos PM9 87 Flex New
$39.95
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Used Chris VandeVelde CCM Ultra Tacks Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers
Used Chris VandeVelde CCM Ultra Tacks Pro Stock Composite Hockey Stick Flyers
$99.99
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NEW CCM Tacks 5052 Grip Composite Junior Hockey Stick Tavares P45 50 Flex LH
NEW CCM Tacks 5052 Grip Composite Junior Hockey Stick Tavares P45 50 Flex LH
$69.95
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK PHANEUF GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK PHANEUF GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
$109.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK DUCHENE GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK DUCHENE GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
$109.99
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Easton Synergy GX Composite Hockey Stick Senior 100 Flex E3 Left Hand
Easton Synergy GX Composite Hockey Stick Senior 100 Flex E3 Left Hand
$199.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK NUGENT HOPKINS GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK NUGENT HOPKINS GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
$109.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK MCDAVID GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK MCDAVID GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
$109.99
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HARROW Series 300 OPS Composite Hockey Stick Intermediate Left 60 Flex NEW
HARROW Series 300 OPS Composite Hockey Stick Intermediate Left 60 Flex NEW
$39.99
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HARROW Series 300 OPS Composite Hockey Stick Intermediate Right 60 Flex NEW
HARROW Series 300 OPS Composite Hockey Stick Intermediate Right 60 Flex NEW
$49.99
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HARROW Series 300 OPS Int Composite Hockey Stick Pattern 1 Left 60 Flex NEW
HARROW Series 300 OPS Int Composite Hockey Stick Pattern 1 Left 60 Flex NEW
$49.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK MCKINNON GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK MCKINNON GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
$109.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK MP 90 GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK MP 90 GRIPTEC LEFTHAND
$109.99
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Sher wood Hockey T120 Composite Goal Stick
Sher wood Hockey T120 Composite Goal Stick
$229.00
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Sher Wood Minnesota Wild Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Sher Wood Minnesota Wild Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
$34.99
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TronX Pro Comp Hockey Senior Composite Goalie Helmet Black Cat Eye Cage
TronX Pro Comp Hockey Senior Composite Goalie Helmet Black Cat Eye Cage
$159.99
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Sher Wood Chicago Blackhawks Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
Sher Wood Chicago Blackhawks Black Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
$34.99
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Bauer Vapor Composite Hockey Stick Senior Left Handed 3 PACK
Bauer Vapor Composite Hockey Stick Senior Left Handed 3 PACK
$119.99
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Sher Wood Chicago Blackhawks Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
Sher Wood Chicago Blackhawks Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
$34.99
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Sher Wood New York Rangers Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
Sher Wood New York Rangers Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
$34.99
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Easton Stealth CX Stick Composite Hockey Stick Junior Intermediate Size NEW
Easton Stealth CX Stick Composite Hockey Stick Junior Intermediate Size NEW
$79.97
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AR Hockey Stick Wooden Butt End Round Solid Wood Extension For Composite Stick
AR Hockey Stick Wooden Butt End Round Solid Wood Extension For Composite Stick
$16.87
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Easton Stealth C30 Composite Hockey Stick Youth Size NEW
Easton Stealth C30 Composite Hockey Stick Youth Size NEW
$24.97
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Sher Wood Vancouver Canucks Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
Sher Wood Vancouver Canucks Black Right Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick
$34.99
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6 X LOT HIGH End Warrior Evo Grip Junior Composite Hockey stick LEFT HAND W88
6 X LOT HIGH End Warrior Evo Grip Junior Composite Hockey stick LEFT HAND W88
$154.99
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Bauer Vapor Composite Hockey Stick Senior Left
Bauer Vapor Composite Hockey Stick Senior Left
$59.99
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CCM RBZ 240 Grip Senior Composite Hockey Stick Right Handed
CCM RBZ 240 Grip Senior Composite Hockey Stick Right Handed
$69.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK MCDAVID GRIPTEC RIGHT HAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK MCDAVID GRIPTEC RIGHT HAND
$109.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK LANDESKOG P46 GRIPTEC RIGHT HAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK LANDESKOG P46 GRIPTEC RIGHT HAND
$109.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK LK P 50 GRIPTEC RIGHT HAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK LK P 50 GRIPTEC RIGHT HAND
$109.99
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CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK LK P 90 GRIPTEC RIGHT HAND
CCM ULTRA TACKS COMPOSITE HOCKEY STICK LK P 90 GRIPTEC RIGHT HAND
$109.99
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New York Rangers Sher Wood Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
New York Rangers Sher Wood Left Handed Composite Mini Hockey Stick NHL
$34.99
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Reverse Logistics in Supply Chain Management

The evolution of reverse logistics for manufactured products is developing in direct proportion to the rapid advancements in technology and the subsequent price erosion of products as new and improved products enter the supply chain at a faster pace. With such thin margins and so much competition, mismanagement of the supply chain can be devastating. Those organizations with the infrastructure to capture and compare the composite value of components with real time intelligent analysis and disposition based on changes in refurbishment cost, resale value, spare parts, repair and overall demand will not only become more profitable, but such flexibility and scalability will allow them to outmaneuver and eliminate the competition.

This is a case of modern Darwinism. It is survival of the fittest. It requires collaboration an integration within Supply Chain Logistics, or appear on the endangered species list. Even the mighty predator, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, was doomed to extinction by the constant progress of evolution. Today, technology drives evolution at an astounding pace. The ability to capture, migrate, integrate and facilitate the intelligent analysis of data is akin to the invention of fire. This is what will separate the companies who can walk upright from the ones that will be stuck in the tar pits of slow response.

The early days of Reverse Logistics were measured by convenience and customer accommodations. The focus was on the front end of the return process, the ability for consumers to be able to return unwanted or defective merchandise. The ability to facilitate a consumer return was a courtesy that turned into a compelling competitive differentiator in retail. The companies that did not support consumer returns found themselves at a strategic disadvantage to those that did, and were eventually forced to adopt the same consumer conveniences or lose those customers to the competition.

It did not take long for retail merchants to seek the same concessions from manufacturers and distribution channels. Stock rotation became a normal condition of business, and processes for returning defective merchandise became standard practice. Although this is accepted as commonplace today, it has not always been this way. Even today there are cultural differences with regards to consumer returns, especially for product that is not defective and returned because of 'customer remorse'.

As the cost of Reverse Logistics continued to increase, and as the methods of transportation became more sophisticated, manufacturers and distributors began to look for alternatives in transportation for savings. Planning and consolidating freight for return products was identified as a way to reduce expenses related to fuel and labor. This also led to detailed analysis of transportation options, like truck, air and railway. In Supply Chain Logistics business you are either the one driving the truck, the one pumping the gas, or the one paying the other two.

The next step in the evolution of Reverse Logistics was the experimentation and cost comparison between multiple local hubs and single consolidated returns centers. The simple analysis for savings contrasted the costs of warehouse space and manpower to the amount of freight and transportation fees for handling the back end of the Supply Chain. Other factors also played a significant role in the financial analysis, including volume, material costs and inventory controls.

As the costs of Reverse Logistics continued to rise, the importance of returning refurbished merchandise to market also became more significant. Organizations began to place financial significance on the devaluation of product for every day lost in transportation, handling, processing or warehousing. As technology and features improved, price and demand for aging product diminished, as did the ability to recoup costs from returns. Speed to return to market could be measured in resale value.

In the next step of Reverse Logistics evolution, there was an awakening and realization that reverse logistics is only a portion of the entire back-end services solution. Consolidation meant more than merely consolidating returns, it meant consolidation of activities related to back-end support operations. Manufacturers began to consolidate spare parts and materials in the same warehouse as the returned merchandise, discovering that it is less expensive to move parts and packing materials across an aisle than across state lines. Spare parts used to refurbish returns were placed in the same building. Taking this concept one step further, manufacturers began to consolidate depot warranty repair operations inside the same facility to maximize the utilization of parts, labor, warehouse and materials. This activity often required collaboration between previously diverse management and operational groups within large organizations. The collaborative effort reduced expenses for all participating departments and groups within the organizations.

The next major step in the evolution of Reverse Logistics is collaboration with partners and external resources. It is a greater awakening and realization of integration with the entire Supply Chain by leveraging data exchange. It begins with an understanding of the value of the components that comprise a completed manufactured product, the Bill of Materials (BOM). The Bill of Materials is also used by manufacturers to forecast, procure and manage an inventory of spare parts that are used for repair. Frequently, the combined cost of the individual components exceeds the cost of the original retail product. Furthermore, due to price erosion, the cost to repair some products exceeds the cost of replacing the entire unit. Manufacturers must make quick financial decisions regarding the return on investment to refurbish returned products, repair or replace defective warranty products, and the potential resale value for refurbished products returned to market. Manufacturers must also weigh the potential cost if inventory for procuring spare parts to support warranty, extended warranty and out of warranty regulations. To be truly effective, manufacturers must make these decisions before the returned product enters the reverse logistics supply chain, not after it is in it.

Manufacturers have the ability to gather data on activities that drive demand. Contributors to demand planning include failure rate or rate of repairs that require spare parts. At the very front end, potential return trends and potential repair trends can be identified by customer technical support or customer care phone calls. Quality analysis of returns and defective products can also be used to identify demands for spare parts planning. Resale value trends for refurbished products and seasonal sales cycles can be used to predict demand and resale value for refurbished products, and if the product is cost effective to refurbish or repair. In some cases the parts can actually be sold for more greater margin than the whole product. At the very least, parts can be harvested from return products to mix and match repair of other defective return products, avoiding expensive spare parts procurement when applicable. All of these factors contribute to planning the demand for a refurbished product or the component parts.

Once you know the demand and resale value for component parts and whole units, then it is only a matter of maintaining an intelligent planning engine that uses the input to analyze the Bill of Materials for returned products. Before the merchandise enters the Reverse Logistics Supply Chain, make an immediate and intelligent decision regarding the value and intended disposition of the whole unit or the component parts. In some cases the product will be scheduled for de-configuration to feed refurbishing activities or develop a spare parts inventory for warranty repairs. In other cases, the units may be expedited for refurbishing and resale. Some products may be scheduled to be environmentally scrapped for materials. Product may even be de-configured at the retail location to support local customer demands and thereby avoid freight entirely. Whatever the final result may be, the decision can be made before the product enters the Reverse Logistics Supply Chain cycle, as long as the intelligent engine is provided with continuously updated and accurate information. The new problem and the new solution is knowing what you sold, who wants to return it and what it is really worth, before you own it again.

It's hard to believe that there are still companies that invest millions of dollars each year in tools to forecast procurement and inventory management of spare parts, without accurately forecasting and managing the largest single source of surplus components that results from return merchandise. There are still organizations that struggle to achieve freight savings purely by negotiation or consolidation, without a achieving a balanced approach to freight avoidance, localization and intelligent de-configuration disposition. In the competitive landscape of rapidly evolving technology, mass production and eroding profit margins, managing the total cost of the supply chain and the composite value of the components is essential to cost reduction and financial survival. To ignore this aspect of reverse logistics can not only be costly, it can be fatal for an organization.

For Consumer Electronics and Computer products, the Reverse Logistics handling requirements are further complicated by compliance and regulations like RoHS, WEEE, controls on Lead based and Mercury materials, just to name a few. Recognizing these component parts is absolutely essential to the proper management of the intelligent engine that directs the disposition of returns immediately upon notification that merchandise may enter the returns cycle. Proper management is not only financially rewarding, but in the case of hazardous materials, it is the law.

In service, to be competitive is to be the first to provide the services that would otherwise put you out of business. If you can do this, you will place your competitors out of business, or at least have them working for you. Gathering the data that pertains to customer call centers, extended warranty services, spare parts, resale value, parts procurement costs and impending returns often requires extensive collaboration, integration and data exchange. To be successful, it is often necessary to partner with multiple organizations and experts to leverage best practices in a collaborative environment. The companies that collaborate, integrate and optimize date exchange will enjoy the competitive advantages of improved profit margins and precision management. The organizations that do not participate will be remembered as fabulous fossils.

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Words of Wisdom

"In Supply Chain Logistics business you are either the one driving the truck, the one pumping the gas, or the one paying the other two."
- John Mehrmann

"The old ways are dead. And you need people around you who concur.
That means hanging out more with the creative people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you're already doing. Thinking more about what their needs are, and responding accordingly. Avoid the dullards; avoid the folk who play it safe. They can't help you any more. Their stability model no longer offers that much stability. They are extinct, they are extinction."
- Hugh Macleod

"In service, to be competitive is to be the first to provide the services that would otherwise put you out of business. If you can do this, you will place your competitors out of business, or at least have them working for you."
- John Mehrmann

______________________________________________________John Mehrmann is a freelance author, industry expert and President of Executive Blueprints Inc, an organization dedicated to developing human capital and personal growth.

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