A dedicated solution for individual logistics requirements

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A dedicated solution for individual logistics requirements

H&J Brüggen KB was facing transport and storage problems. Now, thanks to the innovative Total Pallet Management (TPM) project, it no longer has to worry about how to tackle this challenge.

A dedicated solution for individual logistics requirements

The company
H&J Brüggen KB is a leading European producer of breakfast cereals and other food products. From its distribution centre in central France it organises deliveries of food products across a rapidly developing sales market that includes well-known retail networks.

The Challenge
At the end of 2008, Brüggen discovered that because of difficult weather conditions, trucks were experiencing problems in negotiating a steep incline. In this situation, a search was initiated for a solution to the problem.

The Solution
CHEP developed a dedicated solution for Brüggen, organising warehousing only 50 metres from the plant. Thanks to this solution there is now more space for storing pallets and they are always available – whatever the weather.

An individual solution that also helps protect the environment
When Brüggen commenced operations in Thiers in 2008, it collaborated closely with CHEP to identify current and future logistics requirements. The solution proposed by CHEP, known as Total Pallet Management (TPM), was dedicated to this customer.

The creation of a service centre on site offers many benefits. Proximity to the Brüggen distribution centre and the volume of storage space guarantees that pallets are always available. A reduction in the number of lost carriers equates to lower costs. Pallet control and sorting takes place on site, and only damaged pallets are returned to CHEP. The TPM Programme reduces collection costs and reduces the company’s overall impact on the environment by reducing significantly the number of trucks transporting empty pallets.

Helping distributors respond efficiently
The Brüggen company prides itself on the flexibility of its operations, which allows for a rapid response to changing market trends and the scheduling of deliveries at a time preferred by the customer. CHEP’s TPM Programme enables Brüggen to improve its standards and level of service, in spite of the problematic location of the facility in Thiers. “The TPM system is of great benefit to us,” said Stéphane Guilbert, Director of Logistics at Brüggen France.

“Thanks to a CHEP service centre close to our logistics facility, we have gained flexibility, optimised transport costs and improved the quality and efficiency of our operations.”

Stéphane Guilbert Director of Logistics, Brüggen France

More than just pallets: TPM and media leasing

For customers who use leasing services for various types of equipment CHEP offers an additional programme: Total Equipment Management (TEM). As with TPM, its aim is improved efficiency in the supply chain and environmental benefits.

To date, CHEP has set up 150 TEM sites worldwide, which handle each year in excess of 100 million pallets and containers.

Five advantages of the CHEP system

1. Increased efficiency: CHEP’s pallet hire services help Brüggen France transport products efficiently and safely throughout the entire supply chain.
2. Ecological solutions: the pallet management system reduces the number of empty pallet journeys.
3. Logistics benefits: Brüggen benefits from CHEP’s experience in implementing similar solutions throughout the world.
4. Dependability of deliveries: the onsite service centre means that carriers are always available.
5. Lower costs of product servicing: a tried-and-tested pallet management system ensures fewer lost carriers.

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