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, Environmental, Sales Impact

Cardinal Health Case Study: Holistic, Innovative Approach Ensures Safe, Efficient, and Sustainable Delivery of Refrigerated Pharmaceuticals

Cardinal Health delivers refrigerated pharmaceuticals to over 24,000 retail chain and independent pharmacies every day. Faced with $4 Million in temperature-related product spoilage annually and the excessive cost and waste…
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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 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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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 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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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

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

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

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 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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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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