Transitioning to Reusable Packaging
Many owners and investors find the idea of reusable shipping containers easier than the implementation process. The steps needed to replace wooden pallets and bins with plastic containers through a supply chain can seem daunting to entrepreneurs. Businesses can make the transition to reusable shipping in a few simple and inexpensive steps.
Journey Outside of the Box for Reusable Shipping
The easiest way to ensure that reusable shipping materials are utilized is by forging an agreement with warehouses and retailers on a pallet exchange program. This program would allow all parties involved to manage a common pool of pallets, bins and other containers. Every business within the pallet exchange program tracks the bins that pass through their doors to avoid container replacement costs.
Warehouses need to add tracking features on plastic pallets and bins to ensure successful reusable shipping processes. Every container can be given a bar code and a numeric code along the side. Warehouse personnel use these identification measures to keep track of shipping containers through a computerized database.
Retailers can recycle older containers as in-store displays and clearance racks to cut down on interior design costs. Businesses that are experiencing slow periods can recycle plastic bins for long-term storage.
The reusable shipping containers built by Robinson Industries Inc. can be designed to customer specifications. Businesses interested in sustainable shipping methods can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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