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Boosting sustainability and improving operations
Grimmway Farms partners with CHEPWhen Grimmway Farms, the world’s largest carrot producer, and CHEP, the global leader in pooling and supply chain management solutions, work together, the results are measurable and clear: improved sustainable practices and increased operations efficiency. Last week’s inaugural Global Organic Produce Exposition & Conference (GOPEX) featured both companies, together again. Since partnering with CHEP, Grimmway Farms has realized the economic and environmental benefits of moving from white wood pallets to pooled pallets.
“Grimmway Farms is always looking for sustainable options that improve operations,” says Jason Higbee, Director of Materials Management, Grimmway Farms. “CHEP understands the fresh produce industry, and the need to keep our supply chain moving as efficiently as possible so we can meet customer expectations while also cutting costs and carbon.”
For the global produce leader, the sustainability savings realized since 2009 from shifting 2.9 million pallets to CHEP’s circular model include:
- Elimination of more than 1.63 million pounds of solid waste.
- Reduction of more than 1.23 million pounds of CO2e, the equivalent of eliminating 1.4 million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle in one year!
Building on that success, Grimmway Farms recently brought CHEP into its Cal-Organic Farms facilities to suggest process improvements for reducing pallet damage, cutting costs and further improving sustainability. The suggested changes, identified by the CHEP Supply Chain Solutions team and tested at the CHEP Innovation Center, include adjustments in pallet handling and sorting. Reducing pallet damage and properly sorting pallets creates several expected sustainability benefits, including:
- Reduction of natural resources (timber) needed in the first place.
- Less wood waste going to the landfill, reducing costs and carbon.
- Fewer returned pallets, reducing the frequency of trips and related costs and carbon.
CHEP’s Supply Chain Solutions leverage the company’s end-to-end supply chain expertise to help customers improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase sales. CHEP Solutions include Transportation Optimization, Unit Load Optimization, Product Damage Reduction, Packaging Performance Testing, Environmental Sustainability and Customer Pallet Storage programs.
For more information:
Tel: +1 661-845-5222
CHEP North America
Tel: +1 678-325-8592
Publication date: 1/30/2018
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