Managing reusable packaging, and especially the pooling of packaging is often complicated and time-consuming. Many companies see the (loss) costs of packaging as inevitable and difficult to manage. That will change with the new PackControl software, the company states.
PackControl is a new, complete tool for managing reusable packaging
PackControl is a new, complete tool for the management of reusable or returnable packaging. It has been developed to automate the reconciliation of packaging transfers and the many exceptions and special arrangements in this part of your logistics. You can easily and automatically apply responsibilities and the settlement of deposits, even if arrangements deviate from the standard. This saves time and provides an insight into the actual costs of packaging.
With this new program, there is no longer a need to manually check and process all packaging transfers. In PackControl you can easily import all mutations from pooling companies or, for example, Royal FloraHolland on a daily basis. These are verified automatically and you only have to check the deviations. Waiting days (e.g. for CBL crates) are correctly applied without further manual processing; accurate balances remain visible during the waiting period. Movements without a balance build-up and only deposit settlement, are also processed correctly in PackControl.
PackControl users easily share the outstanding balances – at customers, suppliers, and carriers – with counterparties. This can be done via the special Counterpart Portal, in which counterparties can instantly approve or reject transfers. The handling of claims can also be easily arranged through PackControl, via the Portal, or manually create your own working method.
Importing and exchanging data
This new software solution has been developed by people with years of experience in logistics and IT. It is precisely this combination of professionals that has ensured that everything has been thought of. Packaging lists, relationship data and locations can be imported or entered manually. Both values and quantities can be retrieved and (management) information can be shared with other internal systems (e.g. ERP, WMS, BI and financial administration) via API links. This makes it easy to process costs for invoicing or exchange information for management reporting.
Easy implementation and full automation
The implementation of the PackControl software can be arranged quickly. Data can be imported in various formats and from multiple systems via the dataloader. Value mapping helps prevent duplication of data when, for example, a customer’s name is written slightly differently in different files.
With the new PackControl software, your entire reusable packaging management can be automated. This eliminates the use of multiple spreadsheets and other systems that many companies now use. The tool is easy to understand and data updated more quickly, making it much easier to plan the right amounts of packaging and to manage the real costs.
All information about PackControl can be found on www.packcontrol.com.