TellApe helps raise awareness about logistic load carriers

26 November 2018

Packaging management is the entire process of registering packaging, keeping a correct packaging administration, getting insight into the packaging and the costs of packaging. Packaging management is not top of mind at many companies, but is very important for good business management. Packaging, also known as load carriers or RTI’s (Returnable Transport Items), often represents large monetary values within the company. Most people in the company aren’t aware of the high value of load carriers. Logistic load carriers are covered by the heading of stocks that also include raw materials, auxiliary materials, semi-finished products, products in process and finished product or end product. Most inventories increase in value as they progress in the production process. The value of packaging often only decreases because of the frequent use of packaging. Or it gets lost, damaged or even breaks.

Logistic load carriers

The use of logistic load carriers such as roll containers, crates or pallets is essential in the logistics chain for transport and storage and is an unavoidable expense. The TellApe user can easily register all movements concerning packaging. TellApe displays all the logistic load carriers in one glance. After each packaging transaction, an email can automatically be sent to the receiver of the goods and packaging. Because the opponent is informed immediately, they all know what happens to the load carriers.

For both; the TellApe user and the opponent of the TellApe user, there is immediate insight into the number of times that packaging transactions take place and which items enter and exit the company. With the information from TellApe you can easily take the next step towards a vision and the management of packaging.

Packaging management is the complete picture of the registration, administration and the management of multiple load carriers. If the packaging registration and administration are well organized, you can continue optimizing your packaging process. The following questions are central in this process to gain insight into and optimize this process:

  • How much value does each RTI represent?
  • Where in the workplace are the RTIs stored?
  • Can anyone join these items and can this storage be locked?
  • Is there always someone present who checks whether the right goods and packaging are included?
  • Are goods stored in an efficiently? Are the cheapest logistic carriers used?

Before tackling, resolving and arranging the above points, it is important to have the registration and administration in order. When setting up the registration and administration, keep in mind that you map out the entire process. If there is only registered what is sent but not what will be returned, or is only looked at certain incoming flows and other is left out of consideration, you will never get a total overview of what needs to be checked.

Do you have no idea where to start or what your best approach is? The TellApe team is ready to give you tools to help your company with the registration and administration of packaging!