The Importance of Product Protection in Ensuring Collaborative Supply Chains: The Case Study of the Egg Carton

Product damage leads to finger pointing until egg carton delivers a win-win solution The year is 1911, and diners pause as an argument erupts at a Smithers B.C. hotel where a number of patrons, including 40-year-old newspaperman Joseph Coyle, are having breakfast. The disagreement is not a new one, according to Fergus Tomlin, director of the … [Read more...]

Innovative Plastic Pallet Design Delivers Ultra Durability for Ultra Pallet

Plastic pallet case study. A few years ago, one large major manufacturing/distribution company found that simply switching to plastic pallets was not the complete answer, and this is where the story of the remarkable Ultra Pallet begins. The customer had originally switched to plastic pallets for a number of reasons, including better hygiene … [Read more...]

JR Simplot Switches to Aluminum Pallets for Idaho Processing Facility

J.R. Simplot, one of the world's largest private food and agribusiness companies, recently made a change in the pallets it uses inside its 380,000-square-foot processing facility in Caldwell, Idaho. At any given time, more than 24,000 pallets are in circulation for transporting finished products - from frozen French fries and veggies to packages to … [Read more...]

Interroll’s New Modular Conveyor Platform optimizes delivery processes at Liwayway in China

Sant Antonino, Switzerland; Shanghai, China –Liwayway, a leading snack food company, has placed an order to Interroll for a modular conveyor platform (MCP) system and three Pallet flow systems, which aim to upgrade its plant in Qingpu District, Shanghai. Interroll’s new MCP system, which is about to be put into operation, will undertake … [Read more...]

Tenneco Looks to CHEP to Expand Reusable Packaging Program to North America, 99% of International Shipments in Expendable Packaging

Tenneco expands relationship with CHEP, the importance of part density in logistical packaging, and addressing the dominance of expandable packaging for international shipments Automotive parts supplier Tenneco Automotive is forging a relationship with CHEP Automotive to help it with its reusable packaging program, according to a recent report … [Read more...]

Successful launch of Euro Pool System trays for Auchan: 150,000 trays and RFID-equipped carts in closed loop system

Leading retailer enjoys success with reusable packaging for fresh meat Since 2014, Auchan, a retailer with annual sales of over 56 billion euros, has been using reusable plastic rather than metal roll trays to optimize the performance of its meat supply chain in France, a move that has also improved ergonomics conditions for material … [Read more...]

Blogwatch: The Pallet and Food Safety Debate, Reusables in Global Supply Chains

Reusable packaging and food safety, FSMA and pallets, the opportunity for reusables in global supply chains Here is our pick of recent blog contributions from around the web. They touch on the challenges of food safety, FSMA, and the case for reusable packaging and pallets in global supply chain applications. Blogs by Jim Hardisty and Rodney … [Read more...]

A more sustainable solution for Hilltop Fresh Flowers: Moving from cardboard cartons to CHEP’s Foldable bins

Floral company benefits from reusable packaging, delivers flowers in foldable bulk bins from CHEP Family owned and operated local South Australian business, Hilltop Fresh Flowers specialises in both the wholesale and retail of fresh cut flowers. Since its inception in 2012, the company has developed a reputation for high-quality fresh … [Read more...]

Big data, pool management heroics, and automotive packaging: what’s next?

Reusable automotive packaging holds the potential to power big data analytics for the automotive supply chain as more OEMs and Tier suppliers embrace related projects. Magna anticipates saving $25 million in 2015 resulting from the early stages of its reusable packaging transition, demonstrating that management heroics can make important initial … [Read more...]

Reusable Covers for Outbound Furniture Shipments Cut Packaging and Freight Cost in Half for Herman Miller

Innovative Furniture Manufacturer Develops Unique Reusable Packaging Systems for Delivery of Office Furnishings, Meets LEED Requirements Zeeland, Michigan-based Herman Miller is a well-known innovator of contemporary interior furnishings. With sales of $2.15 billion and 5,800 employees, it does business in over 100 countries worldwide, Not … [Read more...]