Businesses continuously seek ways to make their distribution methods faster, more effective and more secure while squeezing out cost and inefficiencies. Returnable containers and other reusable logistics assets are used extensively throughout the supply chain – from suppliers, to manufacturers, across warehouses to retailers and point of sale – to effectively deliver goods and parts to desired destinations without the waste that occurs with one-way containers.
WHITE PAPER: A Return on Returnables
REDUCED INVENTORY TIME AND LABOR
Allows for quick and easy inventories/cycle counts and searches for misplaced assets.
IMPROVED CYCLE TIMES
Better tracking provides insights into the time RTIs spend at suppliers, distributors and retailers and allows owners to reduce container downtime and underutilization.
Seeing trends within the supply chain and assigning accountability to assets help to reduce stolen, misplaced or mishandled containers.
MINIMIZED NEW CONTAINER PURCHASES
By optimizing the asset fleet, gaining accurate inventories, improving cycle time and reducing shrinkage, new container purchases can be reduced significantly.
Using auto-ID technology to automate the supply chain improves monitoring as containers leave the manufacturing facility or warehouse to suppliers and distribution partners allowing for the identification of pain points.
IMPROVED AUDIT ACCURACY
Gaining accurate inventory information provides better fiscal control and regulation compliance on capital assets.
IMPROVED CUSTOMER SERVICE
Whether it’s managing a product recall, predicting demand or eliminating problem kegs from the fleet, customer satisfaction will benefit.
In manufacturing, distribution and transportation.
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