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 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Shrink Savings Calculator from Tosca, Ltd.

Use this calculator from Tosca, Ltd. to estimate the shrink reduction savings you can realize by switching from single-use cardboard boxes RPCs: https://www.toscaltd.com/reusable-containers-overview/why-switch-to-rpcs  
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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Optimizing Your Returnable Packaging with the Lens of Total Cost in Mind (SlideShare)

https://www.slideshare.net/hfemal/optimizing-your-returnables-packaging-program-with-the-lens-of-total-cost-in-mind
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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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November 14, 2016 in Cost Savings, Member News, Press Releases

CHEP’s Packaging Performance Solutions Deliver $1 Million in Savings, ROI Up to 400% for Consumer Packaged Goods Companies

Chicago, Illinois – November 7, 2016 – During a presentation at PACK EXPO, CHEP’s Ben Eugrin, Director of Supply Chain Solutions, and Mohammad Ansari, Senior Manager of Product Development, outlined…
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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental

Case Study: Goodwill Industries Improves Warehouse Utilization, Reduces Merchandise Damage and Environmental Impact Related to Packaging

By replacing wood pallets and fiber corrugated gaylords with the ORBIS OPTEBulk, a 40” x 48” reusable pallet and sleeve system for bulk storage and stacking, Goodwill realized a 50%…
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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Reusable Financing Options

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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

How to Increase ROI with Returnables (SlideShare)

https://www.slideshare.net/hfemal/how-to-increase-roi-with-returnables
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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 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Financial Considerations for Reusable Packaging (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1vZ13bEoPw
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May 30, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cost Savings, Environmental

Reusable Packaging and Enablers for the Circular Economy

In the Philips' report, “Rethinking the future - Our transition towards a circular economy,” four enablers for a circular economy were identified: (1) business models; (2) design; (3) collaboration; and…
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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 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Cost Comparison Model for Reusable Transport Packaging

Download white paper here:  
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