Reusable transport items are designed in such a way that they can be used multiple times for the same transport purpose. Because the social debate about sustainable production and with a view to cleaner planet is flaring up, the use of reusable transport items is becoming increasingly popular. However, the consequence of using reusable transport items is that the items must be also returned. If you don’t ensure the efficient management of reusable transport items, you can incur significant losses.
It is right that reusable transport items cost more than single-use transport items?
Yes, compared to the purchase of single-use transport items, reusable transport items are more expensive. However, the depreciation period is longer with reusable transport items. With the view of long term, the use of reusable transport item is therefore cheaper. A condition for this, however, is that the items are turned to the owner.
For example, the purchase price of a single-use pallet is approximately € 15,00. The more durable plastic pallet, which is used several times, has a purchase value of € 75,00. This appears to be a major investment compared with the single-use pallet. However, if the pallet has been issued and returned 5 times, the costs at that time will be just as high as the single-use pallet. In addition, the reusable pallet has been designed to last for several years. Over all these years of use, the costs on the use of reusable transport items are therefore many times lower. This can result in a huge cost saving for a company, if the transport items are returned.
Return of transport items
As mentioned above, it is of great importance that the reusable transport items are also returned. Return flows also entail additional challenges such as; the reversal of the current process, other work for employees and new systems for registering transport items. Often these are also arguments to not use reusable transport items.
Companies that opt for a sustainable process and want to ensure an efficiently arranged logistics process, would do well to make use of reusable transport items. Smaller companies can also take up the challenge of using reusable transport items. With insight into outgoing and incoming flows you get a grip on the transport item process. You can easily get this insight with TellApe. With TellApe you can easily handle the registration of incoming transport items directly on the work floor. This gives you immediate insight into the numbers of transport items that must be available in the workplace and ensures correct management.
Easy registration and administration
Paper vouchers are often still used at the workplace to record all outgoing and incoming flows. The paper vouchers are then collected at 1 point and brought to the administration. At the administration there is an employee responsible for processing these paper receipts. Before all paper tickets are processed, it often takes a few hours to a few days. Suppose a customer calls with a question about an order. How quickly do you have the insight you want and can you help the customer? Do all paper tickets arrive at the office and are they processed? If you miss some paper receipts, you have a chance to have an argue with your customer. You want to prevent this.
This paper process can be replaced by a digital process. TellApe ensures that registration can take place easily and digitally in the workplace. Every transaction is immediately saved and displayed in the TellApe online portal. Is a customer calling? With a few clicks you have the insight you need. The office employer no longer needs to retype the paper vouchers every day. This means, there is more time for other tasks and more efficient working is possible. In short, there are many benefits with efficient management of reusable transport items.
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