Reusable packaging delivers supply chain sustainability and shipping efficiency

One of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of thermal management products for light vehicles and trucks collaborated with ORBIS Corporation, the leader in reusable packaging, to develop a sustainable solution that would not only transport delicate HVAC parts to a customer without damage, but do it in a way that would provide considerable savings on freight and packaging costs.

ORBIS developed collapsible bins that eliminated tooling costs associated with thermoformed packaging the customer used in the past. Dunnage sets protect parts during shipment. When parts arrive at the customer’s plant and are removed for assembly, the empty dunnage fits into the storage space at the bottom of the bin, so the bin can fully collapse, and dunnage can be stored and returned for future use.

Results:

  • The goods are better protected
  • Shipping space is more efficiently utilized, meaning fewer truck shipments
  • Waste is reduced

 

Asset tracking test program reduces loss by 50 percent

ORBIS collaborated with a major baking company to test RFID technology as a way to track and trace its bakery baskets throughout its distribution system. With four plants and 17 distribution points, the baking company was seeking a way to add visibility to trays once they left its plants and reduce tray loss across its system. The test proved that asset tracking helped the baking company to manage and optimize its fleet of trays, with an expected 50 percent reduction in tray loss.

Retail-ready packaging reduces waste

Menasha Packaging’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) customers and retailers both benefit from our innovative retail-ready packaging designs. CPGs gain improved visibility and brand presence resulting in higher sales and the ability to integrate with their existing processes; retailers benefit from reduced labor and setup costs in-store as well as less waste.

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