Orbis Corporation (Booth 7123) is featuring unique software for managing reusable packaging assets across complex networks.
The Reusable Packaging Management (RPM) system provides a window into the location, status and anticipated need for a customer’s totes, pallets or containers.
The system is targeted at reducing the total cost of ownership for reusable assets, as much as 80% of which is spent on transporting and handling empty containers.
“Think of it like a tractor trailer,” said Eric Swanson, director of container management for Orbis. “After a delivery, you wouldn’t send an empty truck all the way back to its point of origin if there were an opportunity to pick up and transport goods nearby.”
Instead, RPM can manage and redeploy container types across multiple Orbis customer sites, ensuring each has the assets it needs.
Optimization of the inventory, transport and maintenance of reusable packaging can save customers between 10% and 20% of the reusables’ cost over their five-year lifecycle.