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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

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 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Financial Considerations for Reusable Packaging (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1vZ13bEoPw
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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 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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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Driving Down Costs and Eliminating Paper Dust with Reusable Packaging (SlideShare)

Technology Container Corp. (TCC) shows how to identify Cost Saving, Reusable Packaging Opportunities within an organization. Reusable Packaging made from plastic resin does not particulate like paper corrugated. Industries like…
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September 29, 2016 in Cost Savings, General, Member News

Craemer Plastic Pallets offer outstanding performance and potential pallet cost savings of up to 75% per trip

Craemer plastic pallets are now quality-tested by the established US material handling testing facilities at Virginia Tech. Two different plastic pallet types were selected from the enterprise’s product portfolio for…
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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Cost Comparison Model for Reusable Transport Packaging

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November 9, 2020 in Case Studies, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Sustainability

CASE STUDY: Liviri Vino6 Reusable Wine Shipper Improves Temperature Control and Reduces Environmental Impact for Bulgheroni Wines

Traditionally, direct to consumer wine shipments are packed in single-use corrugated cardboard shippers with molded paper pulp trays or expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation and single-use gel cooling packs. Despite the…
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August 14, 2020 in Cost Savings, Environmental, Food & Beverage, Food safety, Industry News

All the Right Moves – Aug 2020 Progressive Grocer Article

https://issuu.com/ensembleiq/docs/pg_0820/65
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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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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 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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