Toronto, Ontario - May 30, 2017 - When the world's largest retailer experienced an unexpected reverse logistics issue, it turned to CHEP for answers. At the Retail Council of Canada STORE 2017 conference, CHEP released the details of a new case study highlighting its collaboration with Walmart Canada. CHEP applied its environmental sustainability expertise and reverse logistics capabilities to help Walmart efficiently move tonnes of wooden waste from retail locations to recycling facilities, helping the company move closer to zero waste.
"Like many of our clients, Walmart has an aspirational goal of zero waste across global operations. When they asked CHEP for help, we were able to immediately implement a sustainability solution with multiple environmental benefits."
When gardeners crowded into Walmart Canada's 400 locations, they left a costly environmental issue behind - empty wooden racks where the plants were displayed. To address the challenge, CHEP developed an innovative reverse logistics and waste diversion solution to use the retailer's trucks, already at the stores, to transport the excess racks to a recycling facility.
The solution has already resulted in the removal of more than 2,000 tonnes of wooden waste, improved health and safety of store associates and reduced waste disposal costs. The recycler is rescuing solid pallets for reuse and turning the remaining wood into chips and sawdust, sold as bedding for farm animals.
CHEP Store Fulfillment through Virtual Reality
Also at STORE 2017, CHEP utilized Virtual Reality to give customers an interactive in-store product fulfillment experience. It allows the user to visualize and participate in a retail store fulfillment exercise and learn "hands on" the value of easy CHEP Half Pallet replenishment versus stocking the shelves.
The Virtual Reality platform shows users how CHEP can help retailers reduce labor costs and increase sales with its Store Fulfillment Solutions. CHEP's robust 40x24-inch shared (pooled) half pallet can reduce warehouse handling costs by up to 25%, decrease in-store labor costs by up to 75%, lower shelf replenishment time by up to 65% and increase sales by up to 30%.
A recent CHEP Store Fulfillment Solutions case study shows how CHEP helped a leading soup company improve the quality and performance of its in-store merchandizing displays by using CHEP half pallets. The company is now using CHEP half pallets for 100% of their in-store displays.
"STORE 2017 provides a great opportunity for us to highlight CHEP's innovative approach to supply chain management. From our collaboration with Walmart Canada to our innovative technology and Store Fulfillment Solutions, we deliver value for manufacturers, retailers and their trading partners each-and-every day," concluded Ms. Floris.
CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP's 11,500-plus employees and more than 275 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kellogg's and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialized container solutions to the automotive sector.
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DSM Strategic Communications
CHEP North America