This is the
Supply Change.TM

Managing your core business, not your shipping platforms.

CHEP’s Platform Management solutions reduce costs throughout your supply chain.


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The opportunity

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. Misreported 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.


What we do

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.

Platform Management has helped:

A U.S. big box retailer reduce their platform procurement costs by $2 million annually. 

A U.S. discount retailer save $700,000 each year on labour and platform costs.


All movements, activities and transfers are 
tracked and reported to provide the data 
you need to improve your operations.


How we’ll work together

To identify savings and opportunities for efficiency, we'll complete the following steps

How you’ll benefit

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


As the world’s leading provider of distribution platforms, no one is better suited to handle all your platform-related tasks. Our expertise at managing and maintaining distribution platforms has helped our customers operate their supply chains more efficiently for more than 60 years. We look forward to working with you.

Global Good

Improved Platform Managementand Maintenance reduces product damage, the number of platforms needed, and the number of platforms going to landfills, which reduces the waste of natural resources. It’s all part of our Better Planet initiative, as we work to minimise the impact of the supply chain on the environment.