Eliminating unnecessary costs

Your supply chain has a lot of moving parts. It’s hard to keep track of all of them, but failing to do so can have unexpected consequences. By partnering with CHEP, you’ll know where all your platforms are, where they need to be and when they need to be there. It’s a balancing act that’s not always easy, especially when you’re trying to focus on your core business.

Platform management improvements helped our customers reduce platform losses by 43% in the last 3 years.

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Managing platform inventory effectively

Managing platform inventory effectively

Our work with companies around the world has given us unique insights into best practices for managing platform inventory throughout the supply chain. We understand where problems can occur, and we know how

to prevent them. We look forward to working with you.

How’ll you benefit

We understand the challenges companies face in managing their platform inventories. We can help you:

  • Improve platform management

    Maintain a better balance of platform inventory movements into and out of your facilities

  • Reduce costs and waste

    Reduce capital expenditures for platform inventory

    Reduce waste from lost platforms

  • Improve focus

    Increase focus on your core business

Retail

  • Transportation Solutions
  • International Solutions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • System Wide Solutions
  • Distribution Center Solutions
  • Store Solutions
  • Transportation Solutions

    Our transportation solutions and services are designed to leverage synergies between your opportunities and our extensive resources.

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  • International Solutions

    With operations in more than 60 countries and over 300 million platforms in circulation, we’re in a unique position to help move your goods across borders or continents

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    As more businesses turn to their supply chain to improve financial, environmental and societal outcomes, CHEP platforms and solutions provide even greater value. 

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  • System Wide Solutions

    CHEP provides our customers solutions that improve efficiencies, eliminate waste, and accelerate flows across silos, departments and trading partners.

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  • Distribution Center Solutions

    Improving the construction and handling of product loads inside your facilities begins with utilising better platforms and processes. 

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  • Store Solutions

    Our store solution strategies and consumer-facing platforms help you sell more product at higher margins.

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    • Collaborative Logistics

      Our Collaborative Logistics solutions, are designed to leverage synergies between your opportunities and our extensive resources

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    • Platform Delivery and Collection

      CHEP has trucks designed for collecting and delivering large quantities of platforms, so you don’t have to invest your resources to pick up and carry empty platforms. Coordinated by our Logistics Control Centre, our trucks optimise the use of fuel and capacity and minimise costs.

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      • Environmental Impact Analysis

        With an Environmental Impact Analysis, CHEP will find ways to help you eliminate waste, increase your efficiencies, lower costs and use more sustainable materials.

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      • Collaborative Safety

        CHEP will work together with your business to understand your current safety culture with the goal being to develop your people into drivers of safety and other process improvements throughout the company.

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      • Food Waste Reduction

        CHEP food waste experts will review your supply chain to find weak links. We’ll systematically evaluate all of your transport packaging and material handling systems to figure out where the waste is happening.

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      • Value Chain Analysis

        We can help you find inefficiencies in your supply chain and fix them by collaborating with you to conduct a Value Chain Analysis, a graphical depiction of your entire supply chain that identifies all product, platform and data flows.

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      • Platform Management

        CHEP is the leading national platform provider with a deep understanding of platforms — and the volume of supply your business requires.

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      • Platform Mix Optimisation

        We can use the expertise we’ve gained from working with supply chains around the world and apply our modeling capabilities to pinpoint the optimal platforms for all of your products.

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      • Automated Systems Optimisation

        The Automated Systems Optimisation solution from CHEP — the company that knows more about how platforms work with automated equipment than anyone else —can help you get the most out of your equipment and your entire supply chain.

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      • CHEP Pallet Wrapping Solutions

        CHEP makes Load Containment simple. Our software-based process is customised, efficient and cost-effective. You may be introducing new packaging, or reconfiguring unit loads to optimise store delivery.

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      • Merchandising

        A retail ready-solution provides higher brand exposure and store compliance. Eye-catching and visible – adaptable and shoppable units for every store and product category.

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      • Replenishment

        An efficient in-store operation delivers improved availability and more shoppable stores. Reduced set-up time on the shop floor, lower labour costs and quicker turnaround. Faster fulfilment and replenishment. Transforms use of space to revitalise lower shelving space.

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