Reusable Idea: Color Coding at Uni-Select

Reusable packaging color coded at automotive aftermarket parts distributor.

Here’s a well proven reusable packaging idea, that of color coding containers. Uni-Select a major Canadian aftermarket auto parts distributor uses reusable plastic totes to move small items from receiving by conveyor to putaway, and then again for order selection to packing. The color coding designates the required velocity or urgency required.

color coded reusable containers

Color coded totes signal the required velocity or urgency.

The Coquitlam, B.C. warehouse inventories more than 300,000 part numbers, processing about 60 percent of orders online. It services 1,100 independent auto parts stores serving 3,400 repair shops.

Read more about the benefits of color coding here.

reusable plastic tote on conveyor

small parts

uni-select conveyor