What is Returnable Packaging?
“Returnable Packaging,” as defined by Returnable Packaging Association (RPA), is packaging which includes “…reusable pallets, racks, bulk containers, hand-held containers and dunnage that move product efficiently and safely throughout the supply chain. Reusable packaging is typically used by manufacturers/processors and their suppliers/customers in a well-organized supply chain, with very tightly managed shipping loops.”
So what does this mean? Returnable packaging is manufactured of durable materials and is specifically designed for multiple trips and extended life.
When a vehicle leaves a facility to drop off product and then returns to pick up more product, you have what is called a “milk run”. Milk runs are perfect for returnable packaging.
Utilizing returnable packaging cuts down on material costs as well as total cost. There is much less need for repeated purchasing of disposable containers. The money saved will now go towards your profit line! In addition, returnable packaging cuts down on waste by re-using packaging rather than just using it once and throwing it away. No more dumpsters full of unneeded waste!
Protektive Pak In-Plant Handlers are a great choice for reusable packaging. Made to protect ESD sensitive components, the boxes are constructed with double thick sides and double or triple thick ends and are extremely durable. They withstand the abuse of transporting. After transporting product to another facility, the boxes can be reused to ship more product or collapsed and stored for future use.
Posted on February 9, 2016, in Articles, ESD Control Boxes, ESD Packaging, Returnable Packaging, Uncategorized and tagged ESD Packaging, In-Plant Handler, Returnable Packaging, Reusable Packaging. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.