The Dutch potato producer, Aviko, also searched for a different way to manage their pallets. An effcient and high-quality management is necessary for Aviko, since it is one of the four largest potato procession companies in the world. They process and transport more than 1.6 million tonnes of potatoes annually to more than 110 countries.
To better organize their shipments from its 6 productions sites in 4 countries to its customers all over Europe, Aviko tested and implemented the 'share and reuse' model of CHEP for their distribution. The planning of existing shipments was optimized by CHEP, and they standardized their pallets throughout the supply chain.
This integrated approach had some positive results for Aviko. The potato manufacturer realized important time savings in handling and administration and made a huge impact on the environment. "We were surprised by the figures from the ISO analysis. Thanks to this new, integrated approach in our supply chain, we can really make a difference", says Frank Scholten, Transport Manager of Aviko.