CHEP’s Platform Management solutions reduce costs throughout your supply chain.
With everything you need to manage inside your supply chain, the last thing you need is unexpected platform costs.
Unexpected costs from poor platform administration. Improperly tracked platforms. Mis-reported transfers. Over-ordered platform inventory. Lost distribution platforms.
Costs that result from poor platform repair and maintenance. Product damage. Automated systems downtime. Worker injury. Replacing platforms worn out before their time.
Our expertise and experience handling distribution platform inventory eliminates these unexpected costs by improving the way you manage your platforms.
We’ll do what we do best. You can focus on what you do best. And in the end, you’ll have a more efficient supply chain, with better platform inventory controls, reduced labour costs and fewer unwanted surprises.
We will help improve all your platform related activities: ordering, inventory management, maintenance and repair. We have multiple solutions to meet your labour and facility needs:
Platform Management Training
We will train your personnel so they become experts at managing your platform inventory and driving down costs, using our technology. You will be able to place orders for deliveries and collections, monitor inventory and compile data to help you manage your distribution platforms.
Platform Management Administration
Our experts will manage your distribution platform inventory for you. This can include inventory audits, daily administration of accounts and customised reporting. We’ll help you minimise the cost of your platform pool due to losses or damage.
On-Site Platform Management and Maintenance
Our distribution platform experts will physically manage your platforms at your site, including sorting, repairing and returning platforms to inventory for reuse. Having our people on-site saves transport costs, reduces labour costs and allows you to focus on your core business.
Off-Site Platform Management and Maintenance
We will manage all your platform inventory needs, including sorting and repair, from any of our suitably situated Service Centres. This frees up space at your facility, while you benefit from the skills of our distribution platform experts.
To identify savings and opportunities for efficiency improvements, we’ll complete the following steps:
Our expertise in Platform Management and Maintenance can benefit your supply chain in many ways, depending on the solution you choose to employ:
+ Optimised platform performance
+ Improved visibility of platform movement and location
+ Improved platform inventory management
+ Increased safety
+ Increased focus on your core business
+ Reduced platform costs
CHEP’s Platform Management solution can greatly reduce the transporting of pallets to and from your facilities. This reduces carbon emissions as well as the use of fuel. It’s all part of CHEP’s Better Planet initiative, as we work to minimize the impact of the supply chain on the environment.