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 Cost Savings, Environmental

The Economic Side to Sustainability with a Reusable Packaging System (SlideShare)

A sustainable supply chain is more than environmental protection and conservation in the distribution of goods. Learn how reusable packaging systems can deliver economic advantages for sustainable business operations and…
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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Reusable Financing Options

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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Why Reusable Packaging Systems Are Today’s Way To Transport Products (SlideShare)

Global trends and business interests all favor the reuse of transport packaging for the distribution of goods. Learn why these market forces for reusable packaging systems are creating new growth…
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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 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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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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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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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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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

How to Increase ROI with Returnables (SlideShare)

https://www.slideshare.net/hfemal/how-to-increase-roi-with-returnables
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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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