A surprising number of companies that employ reusable packaging like pallets, containers, and totes don't know exactly how many they have, where they are, and what their status is. "Managing and Tracking Reusable Assets: A Four-Stage Process," an article published by the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) on its website ( http://www.reusables.org ), offers some advice on how to fill that information gap.
Written by Keith Schall, director of business systems and technology at Container and Pooling Solutions (CAPS), the article outlines four steps to implementing an effective system for tracking and managing reusable assets. In brief, they include:
To read the article, go to http://reusables.org/2365/general/managing-and-tracking-reusable-assets-a-four-stage-process.