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CHEP Introduces Solutions Portfolio to Enhance Performance Throughout the Extended Retail Supply Chain

By Business Wire News   


CHEP, a global leader in supply chain management solutions, is launching a series of high value-add services to help companies in the consumer goods manufacturing, fresh food, grocery and retail industries optimize their supply chains and support the development of corporate social responsibility programs. The Solutions Portfolio, which is being announced at the Food Marketing Institute Connect Conference in Chicago this week, is available immediately in North America.

The services in the CHEP Solutions Portfolio address specific challenges now facing the extended supply chain of the retail industry, like product damage, failed unit loads, empty trailer miles and much more. Due to its unique position across the entire supply chain, CHEP has captured its learnings and formalized its expertise into solutions that encompass enterprise logistics, supply chain platforms, transportation, international trade, manufacturing, warehousing, harvesting, processing, distribution and store fulfillment, in addition to sustainability and supplier diversity.

“Each of our new solutions identifies efficiencies, eliminates waste and can dramatically improve the performance of our customers’ supply chains. They were developed by CHEP’s innovative and highly experienced engineers and logistics professionals to help partners move product from the farm or processing facility to the store shelf faster and more efficiently,” said Kim Rumph, President of CHEP North America.

CHEP partners are already seeing the benefits of these Solutions Portfolio services. A major retailer collaborated closely with CHEP to apply the new transportation solution and is projected to fill almost one million empty trailer miles in 2015, generating $2.5 million in incremental revenue. Similarly, three major grocery retailers using the unit load optimization solution reduced damage at their distribution centers and each saved about $300,000 throughout their supply chains.

“The exceptional results being reported across the supply chain have shown that the solutions and experience developed over the last quarter century by CHEP deliver quick and tangible value to our customers. We are committed to collaborating with all trading partners to find innovative and meaningful solutions to nearly any supply chain problem they encounter,” added Rumph.

Note to Editors: Additional information on the Solutions Portfolio is available digitally. A library of images for the services is also available.

About CHEP

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, Sysco, 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 specialist container solutions providers to the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors. For more information, visit <>.

CHEP North America
Tate Strickland, +1 770 632 3743
External Communications
RAM Communications
Ronald Margulis, +1 908 272 3930


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