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.


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

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 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Optimizing Your Returnable Packaging with the Lens of Total Cost in Mind (SlideShare)
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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

How to Increase ROI with Returnables (SlideShare)
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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental, Food & Beverage, Sales Impact

Svenska ReturSystem Case Study: Sweden Standardizes on Reusable Packaging for Grocery Industry

Almost every perishable product for every grocery chain in Sweden is delivered in one of six standardized reusable crates on a reusable plastic pallet. The supply chain includes the majority…
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December 21, 2020 in Case Studies, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Pallets, Sustainability

CASE STUDY: iGPS and Lamonica’s Pizza Dough — Making the World’s Best Pizza Even Better

From its facilities in California, New York, and Italy, Lamonica’s Pizza Dough distributes more than 100 million pounds of dough every year. The company previously used wood-block pallets, but faced…
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November 12, 2020 in Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Sustainability

Four Reasons Reusable Packaging Is the Best Prescription for Pharma

Reusable transport packaging is ideally suited to addressing pharmaceutical and healthcare industry challenges including IoT, solid waste reduction, ecommerce, and supply chain optimization, and these industries have been deploying reusable…
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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Cost Comparison Model for Reusable Transport Packaging

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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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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 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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April 6, 2021 in Asset Management, Automated Handling Equipment, Blog Posts, Case Studies, Cost Savings, RPA Blog, Supply Chain Management, Technology

Mission Critical: Reusable Packaging is Optimizing the New Wave of Supply Chain Automation

The synergy between automation and reusables is well established. For example, in manufacturing plants, reusable packaging systems have long played a critical role in presenting precise part placement to facilitate…
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings, Environmental

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