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Cost Savings with Reusable Packaging

Reusable packaging reduces supply chain costs in a variety of ways:

Space efficiencies

Standardized designs optimize stacking efficiency, for higher transport and storage space utilization - both empty and filled with product.

Labor efficiencies

Designed to optimize both manual and mechanical handling (i.e. forklifts), reusable packaging reduces the time needed to perform supply chain activities.

Product protection

Sturdy reusable packaging reduces product damage during transit and handling, and ventilation helps keep perishable items fresher.

Safety

Reusable packaging eliminates hazards such as box cutting, staples, exposed nails, or packaging debris that can lead to injuries.

Lower packaging costs

The extended life of reusable packaging (measured in years) results in lower cost per use than single-use packaging.

Reduced packaging waste

Reusables generate less waste than single-use packaging, resulting in lower disposal fees and labor.

Cost Savings News and Resources

July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings

Tri-K Case Study: Reusables Deliver Cost Savings and Improved Sanitation for Personal Care Industry

By supplying product in reusable containers to a customer in the personal care industry, TRI-K Industries demonstrated its leadership and increased its business with the customer. Download the case study…
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October 6, 2020 in Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Sustainability

Reusables Deliver for Mail and Parcel

If you take a tour of a modern postal sorting facility, they are impossible to miss. Behind the scenes, reusable packaging products are integral to postal operations, and increasingly, for…
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

RPC Cost Optimization Model from Tosca, Ltd. (Calculator)

This comprehensive analysis pinpoints the areas where Tosca RPCs can improve efficiencies in your supply chain. Access the information on Tosca's website, here.  
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Reducing Costs with RPCs from IFCO

As a company increases its use of IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), it sees more efficient handling and use of space as well as a reduction in product damage and…
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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental

Subaru Case Study: Reaching New Cost and Environmental Goals with Reusables

Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) had an 89% usage rate of reusable packaging for North American supplier direct delivered parts. However, SIA set a challenge to increase that number to…
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December 9, 2020 in Asset Tracking, Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Supply Chain Management, Technology, Trace & Track

COVID-19 Black Swan Event is Accelerating Digital Transformation and Urgency for Tech-Enabled Reusables

Smart reusable packaging solutions are immediately available to illuminate and optimize resilient supply chains and to facilitate daunting challenges of COVID-19 business swings and vaccine distribution. COVID-19 has been referred…
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Returnable Packaging Cost Savings Calculator by Amatech

Use this calculator from Amatech to assess how quickly returnable packaging can pay for itself (click to access the calculator on Amatech's website):
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings, Environmental

Tesla Motors & Veritable Vegetable Reusable Packaging Case Study (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwgAQ29jLWM
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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings

John Deere Case Study: Tracking Reusables in a Global Assembly Manufacturing Supply Chain

Deere is one of the top 30 manufacturing companies in tonnage of global imports/exports. Because logistics is so critical to the enterprise and because global ambitions included expanding manufacturing to…
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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental, Sales Impact

Herman Miller Case Study: Exceeding Customer Requirements for Sustainability and Product Integrity with Reusable Packaging

Herman Miller is known for creating innovative and award-winning furniture that contributes to better working environments. Maintaining that reputation requires that the products are delivered to customers in as good…
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September 29, 2016 in Cost Savings, General, Member News

Craemer Plastic Pallets offer outstanding performance and potential pallet cost savings of up to 75% per trip

Craemer plastic pallets are now quality-tested by the established US material handling testing facilities at Virginia Tech. Two different plastic pallet types were selected from the enterprise’s product portfolio for…
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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental

Ghirardelli Case Study: Implementing a Sustainable Reusable Transport Packaging System

Ghirardelli partnered with Stopwaste (Alameda County Waste Management Authority) and implemented plastic re-usable tote based waste capturing system, reducing 70,000 cases and preventing 800 tons of food waste per year.…
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