WILD Flavors has experienced unprecedented growth over the past several years. To manage this growth and remain responsive to their customer base, the company needed to evaluate its materials and processes to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to fill and ship their product.
Previously, WILD Flavors used 55-gallon drums to ship the majority of their liquid products. Although drums make sense for smaller shipping volumes and batch sizes, WILD’s growth demanded a new method of shipping liquids that took less time, labor, storage, complexity and cost, while also ensuring a more user-friendly experience for their customers.
Working with a shipping container provider that would remove these challenges was key for WILD Flavors. Engaging a partner that would provide clean, quality containers on a scalable level was key to allowing the company to focus on its core business and continue to drive growth.
To resolve these challenges, WILD Flavors researched different container types and companies to determine the best solution. As a result, they decided to work with CHEP to begin renting 315-gallon plastic collapsible, reusable containers. This provided many benefits over drums, including:
TIME & LABOR SAVINGS
Setup/Fill/Decant - CHEP Pallecons allow for single operator setup in 30 seconds, and with a 315-gallon capacity, WILD Flavors now only fills 1 tote for every 5-6 drums they previously filled.
Disposal/Clean Up - The Pallecon 315 has a built-in pallet and locking lid, eliminating the mess and hassle of wood pallets and strapping required by drums.
No Contamination - CHEP utilizes single use form-fit liners, eliminating potential risks of product contamination.
REDUCED COST AND SIMPLICITY
One simple, all-inclusive Trip fee includes -
- Container/Liner Delivery and Pickup
- Cleaning/Sanitizing handled off-site
- Container Repair (if necessary)
- Off-site Storage
- Tracking throughout the supply chain with CHEP-TRAC software
Single Sourcing - The CHEP Pallecon 315 eliminated the separate pallet, strapping, storage and delivery fees WILD Flavors previously paid. CHEP’s all-inclusive program provides all containers, liners, accessories and maintenance associated with managing containers.
CHEP Pallecons are reusable, making them more environmentally friendly than disposing of drums, pallets and strapping. In addition, collapsible containers allow more per truckload, requiring fewer trucks and ultimately reducing WILD Flavors’ carbon footprint.