Reusable Containers: The 7 Benefits of Highly Effective Reusables

I know I’m preaching to the converted, but I never get tired of saying that the vast array of supply chain stakeholders who span quite literally from field to fork and beyond, all benefit from reusables – from the bulk field bin all the way through to the plastic tray that holds the dirty forks in the restaurant, not to forget the food waste recycling bin out in the back.

Steven Covey’s pivotal book has been around for awhile now, but it nevertheless begs the question – do successful pallet pools also have habits that help ensure their success? We’ll leave that to another post.

Sara Pearson Specter, Editor at Large at Modern Materials Handling, has an article this month entitled 7 Magnificent Gains, which provides, not surprisingly, 7 great reasons why reusables are becoming increasingly popular.

They include:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Automated Systems
  3. Ergonomics
  4. Cube Utilization
  5. Pooling
  6. Customization

You can drill down for the details by reading Sara’s reusable packaging report on the 7 Magnificant Gains.

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