CHEP Australia has designed and launched a range of solutions to help companies in the consumer goods, manufacturing, fresh food, grocery and retail industries optimise their supply chains.
According to CHEP Asia Pacific President Phillip Austin, the new solutions help to identify efficiencies, eliminate waste and can improve the performance of customers’ supply chains.
“They were developed by CHEP’s innovative, pragmatic engineers and logistics professionals to help partners move product from the farm or processing facility to the store shelf faster and more efficiently,” he said.
“By enabling customers to outsource, share and reuse platforms, we encourage supply chains to use higher-quality platforms, connect seamlessly with more trading partners, reduce transportation, generate less waste, use fewer natural resources, lower platform inventories, and attain the many efficiencies of standardisation.”
The first of the new solutions on offer are:
- Platform solutions: providing a consistent supply of standardised and reusable platform solutions locally and globally – including various pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs) – helps eliminate waste and allows customers to reduce significantly their environmental footprint and cost of goods.
- Value-chain analysis: working collaboratively, CHEP will look at movements throughout supply chains, identifying any causes of inefficiency, mapping out opportunities for improvement, and helping create value.
- International solutions: helping to optimise sourcing and receiving processes, and reducing handling and manual-labour costs as product is moved through global supply chains more efficiently, from production sites around the world to store shelves.
- Store solutions: streamlining merchandising and replenishment to improve consumer experience, satisfaction and loyalty. These solutions are designed to facilitate efficient store fulfilment, reduce packaging materials, and ultimately increase on-shelf availability, brand presence and sales volumes.