Pastacorp – enhanced security in the supply chain thanks to consistently high-quality carriers

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Enhanced security in the supply chain thanks to consistently high-quality carriers

“Leasing pallets provides us with flexibility and improves the quality and efficiency of our operations.”

Philip Caron, Plant Director, Pastacorp

The TPM Project production line has improved Pastacorp’s supply chain,

and is helping to maintain uninterrupted production.

Pastacorp - production line
Pastacorp - production line

The Company
Pastacorp, one of the largest producers of pasta in France, belongs to the Skalli Group. The company produces 65,000 tonnes of various types of pasta annually and operates from four centres in France.

The Challenge
Pastacorp’s operations require about 240,000 pallet transports each year. Their previous service provider used poor-quality carriers, with products being damaged as a result of damp. In 2008, they began to search for a solution to this problem, which would at the same time be more cost-effective and more environmentally-friendly.

The Solution
CHEP proposed Total Pallets Management to Pastacorp, which would incorporate a special wood drying system. This meant constant availability of suitably dry carriers directly at the manufacturer’s location without the need to use a CHEP service centre.

Increased productivity thanks to pallets available on site
Monitoring and selection of pallets — and, where necessary, repair work — are carried out on site, with an adequate number of pallets of consistent quality always available. This means that an optimum level of product inventory can be maintained, as well as the elimination of product damage through damp pallets. The TPM is cost-effective and it reduces the number of trucks on the road carrying empty pallets. Other benefits are the opportunity for effective use of pallet storage space.

Leasing pallets provides us with flexibility and improves the quality and efficiency of our operations

Philip Caron Director of the Pastacorp facility

A beneficial relationship for both parties
CHEP offers a TPM solution to specific customers in situations where it is advantageous to both parties. Pastacorp enjoys a range of benefits: low administration costs, lower inventory losses and operational improvements. It is worth noting that these benefits were achieved thanks to the knowledge and experience gained by CHEP in the implementation of similar projects. TPM enables both companies to reduce their transport costs and their CO2 emission levels, which has a positive impact on the environment. All improvements in the material handling process translate directly into improved efficiency for both parties.

Going outside TPM to create new opportunities
Although Pastacorp does not use containers, it is worth remembering that an identical solution is available both for the management of containers and other reusable packaging. At CHEP, this was named Total Equipment Management (TEM). As in the case of TPM, this solution arose to improve supply chain efficiency and environmental benefits.

To date, CHEP has established more than 150 TEM locations worldwide that service more than 100 million pallets and containers each year.

Five advantages of the CHEP solution

1. Improvements in efficiency: pallets of constant quality are always available in the required quantities and locations and may be used through the whole supply chain
2. Increased safety: a reduction in the amount of product damage thanks to the high quality of CHEP pallets and the repair point located on-site at the customer
3. Greener solutions: CHEP pallet management programmes reduce the number of empty pallet journeys
4. Reduced costs along the whole supply chain, from administration through transport to human resources
5. Efficient implementation: Pastacorp uses CHEP’s experience in implementing similar solutions throughout the world.

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