Transporting our pallets is often a perfect solution for customers. CHEP pallets are located at the retailer yards they deliver to and at the supplier they pick up from. Our pallets are less time sensitive, so they are more likely to accommodate a customer’s delivery schedule. Because of our extensive network, customers can find more pallet delivery and return locations in close proximity to each other.
The process we use to identify and realize transportation opportunities is straight forward and efficient. We compare the customer’s lanes and loads with our lanes and facilities and create closed loops by combining matching lanes. Then, we focus on those opportunities with the greatest shared value. We have helped many customers lower transport rates, increase carrier capacity, match inbound loads with outbound loads and even improve yard efficiencies by enabling the reuse of trailers once they’re unloaded.
We start by working with customers’ logistics teams to identify potential collaborative lanes. Then, we define the carrier base, constraints, priorities and key performance indicators, before agreeing on rates per lane. The operational plan is then launched, starting with pilot tests, and then the full plan is executed. Upon implementation, we measure and report performance, setting multi-year targets to help customers grow the program.
Together, we’re eliminating waste in customer supply chains and doing good things for the world. Last year, we partnered with customers in North America to eliminate approximately 3.5 million empty miles and reduce carbon emissions by more than 13 million pounds.