Platform Mix Optimisation

This is the Supply Change.™

The right platform for the job, no matter what the job.

We look at every cost factor to find the most efficient platform for you.


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The opportunity

The right platform for each and every job can make a big difference in how well the job gets done.

The right platform means efficiency. It means costs savings. It means less product damage. It means your entire supply chain functions better.

CHEP’s Platform Mix Optimisation solution helps you identify and use the right platforms throughout your supply chain.The right platforms for the products you’re handling. The right platforms for the types of equipment you’re running. And the right platforms for all the destinations you ship to.

When you’re using the optimal mix of platforms, you lower your total operating costs. You improve how your equipment works and you improve the flow of goods throughout your system as well as the quality of goods you deliver to your customers. You can reduce your use of corrugate, thereby improving your environmental sustainability.

Because CHEP offers the world’s broadest selection of distribution platforms, we can recommend and provide the right ones for you. And that’s how jobs get done, and done well.

What we do

Finding the right mix of platforms is one of the best, most immediate ways to save costs within your supply chain. Because we offer the widest range of pallets, containers and RPCs, we can zero in on finding the right platforms for your business at the greatest possible savings. 

We’ll help you find the right platform, by analysing your:

+ Purchasing and warehousing processes

+ Reception and product-handling practices

+ Inventory management

+ Facilities, storage points and freight assets

+ Transportation and distribution channels

Based on our analysis, we’ll help define the most efficient platforms for your supply chain. These can be any combination of pallets (standard, single-use, custom), display units, dollies, bins, RPCs and IBCs. Without any platform bias, we recommend what’s best for you, whatever those platforms may be.

Our extensive expertise within all distribution platforms is focused on lowering your costs, improving your flow of goods, reducing product damage and increasing your sales and operating margins.

How we'll work together

To successfully optimize your platform mix, we have a proven process that's been used across the globe for some of the world's largest retailers. 

How you'll benefit

When you’re using the right mix of platforms, you’ll seethe following benefits:

+ Reduced labour, material handling and transportation costs

+ Improvement in how your automated equipment operates

+ Reduction in transport packaging and its negative impact on the environment

+ Improved labour performance and quality of goods delivered to your distribution centres and stores

+ Lower platform costs and improved flow of goods

+ Higher operating margins with reduced product damage


We’ve worked with many of the world’s premier supply chains, so we’ve learned more than anyone else about when, where and how to apply the optimal platform. And because we offer more platform solutions, we can recommend the right ones for without bias. We look forward to working together to help you optimise your platform mix.

Global Good:

A more efficient supply chain is a more sustainable supply chain. Platform Mix Optimisation can reduce your corrugate usage and support your environmental sustainability efforts. It’s all part of CHEP’s Better Planet initiative, as we work to reduce the impact of the supply chain on the environment.

Through Platform Mix Optimisation, we helped:

A major U.S. discount chain save $23 million on labour and equipment.

A leading U.S. grocer save over $3 million a year overall.