Reducing inefficiencies and improving product safety for inbound goods for a national retailer
As a mid-sized retailer in Spain, this popular supermarket has a strong presence in the north of the country and a turnover of 600M per annum. The company currently employs over 6,000 people across its growing network of more than 170 supermarkets.
The main challenges this retailer faced were logistics inefficiencies, high product contamination, handling costs and administration concerns due to non-standardised and poor quality inbound plastic pallets (40,000 per annum) received from existing meat suppliers. Combined with increasing pressure from food safety regulation adherence, this retailer was seeking a standardised and sustainable solution for the future.
Following an analysis of the retailers supply chain needs, CHEP generated a pooled plastic pallet solution that removed the need to repalletize from poor quality pallets received, alongside the handling and admin inefficiencies.