Reduced packaging waste

1. Reduced packaging waste

The disposal of packaging is usually involves high costs, as it generates the environmental fee and non-value-added work for set up, break down, disposal, ordering, inventorying, etc.

Reduced packaging costs

2. Reduced packaging costs

The annual packaging costs decrease, due to reusable packaging and their internal protective dunnage. These can be used up to 5 or 10 years, and parts of it (external containers) can be reused for multiple projects.

Reduced transportation costs due to standardization and modularity.

3. Reduced transportation costs due to standardization and modularity.

This enables the stacking of the containers to make use of the full vertical volume of the truck. For minimum return costs, returnable packaging can be made to nest or fold/ collapse when empty.

Reinforced lean manufacturing practices

4. Reinforced lean manufacturing practices 

Reusable packaging sustains the implementation of LEAN manufacturing systems by efficiently standardizing the packaging, improve the products’ flow and reduce the used warehouse spaces. Deliveries in smaller quantities but with higher frequency helps reduce the stocks.

Decreased labor costs due to standardization of handling

5. Decreased labor costs due to standardization of handling

One-way cardboard multiple separators, plastic bags or other expandable packaging materials can be eliminated. Plastic containers can be stacked higher and more secure. The reception and inspection of goods can be done faster and easier with standard packaging.

Increased safety and better ergonomics for operators

6. Increased safety and better ergonomics for operators

The production managers report less incidents related to packaging, due to the improved stackability, easier handling and quicker locating the materials. In these times of very high financial compensations and health care costs for workers, ergonomic containers visibly improve peoples’ safety and in the same time, the companies’ net financial results. The returnable packaging often have handles, doors, and this results in fewer strains and musculoskeletal disorders.

Improved work speed by reducing the cycle time

7. Improved work speed by reducing the cycle time

The operators spend less time handling and disposing the messy one-way packaging

Reduced carbon footprint through the supply chain

8. Reduced carbon footprint through the supply chain