Importance of Returnable Transit Packaging - RTP

Posted on 27/07/2017

Returnable Transit Packaging is one of increasing concern for many businesses. The importance of RTP has never been more apparent, and aside from the environmental benefits that returnable transit packaging can provide, it can also impact favourably on the bottom line.

The logistics and supply chain management of a business is something that never stagnates; there are always more ways to streamline efficiency and cut out unnecessary processes.

Studies highlight that poor investment in returnable transit packaging is more detrimental to a business than initially thought. A direct correlation exists between low investment in RTP and reduced efficiency and ergonomics in a supply chain. In addition, the operating costs are generally higher for businesses that use outdated and poor quality returnable transit packaging.

A key problem in supply chain management is the unnecessary double and even triple handling of finished products. The use of poor quality logistics equipment exemplifies this problem as often employees are required to unpack and repackage goods unnecessarily. Furthermore, it is common for poor quality logistics equipment to be unfavourable in terms of space saving and return logistics, which again, increases operating costs within the supply chain.

Through considerable investment and development, Palletower is able to boast an extensive range of world class storage and logistics equipment. The nestable ‘A’ Frame Roll Pallet range is arguably at the forefront of quality RTP, with various options available to suit many applications. Our range of logistical equipment that can improve supply chain functionality also includes, Hypacages, Retention Units, and Plastic Pallet Collars. All our product ranges have been designed with the clear intention of improving overall supply chain functionality and reducing unnecessary operating costs.

Choosing the right equipment is key to efficiency and the bottom line.