Value Chain Analysis

This is the Supply Change.™

Recovering money you didn’t know was lost.

The Opportunity

You can't improve your supply chain until you can see it—until you can get a truly complete and holistic view. A view that spans farms, processing facilities, warehouses and all the way to retail locations, extending beyond your four walls to your supply chain partners both upstream and downstream.

Value Chain Analysis gives you that view. A view of commodities, information flows and platforms (e.g., pallets, trays, containers)—everything that moves in, out and through every segment of your network. It lets you see—really see—what’s going on.

Over time, it’s likely that you’ve developed standard procedures for the different functions and processes of your supply chain. But behaviours may change within some processes, staff may turn over and operators may have deviated from standard operating procedures.

By giving you a complete view—a detailed physical map of every aspect, large and small, of your entire operation as it currently stands—we can help you find new ways to improve efficiencies, product movement and overall operating margins whilst maintaining freshness and quality.

Global Good: A Value Chain Analysis can help you eliminate inefficiencies and waste that are harmful to the health of our planet. We can help you both measure and gain value from best-in-class sustainability practices. It’s all part of CHEP’s Better Planet initiative, as we work to reduce the impact of the supply chain on the environment.
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What we do

You may suspect that your supply chain has some inefficiencies, but where exactly are they?

We can help you find them and fix them by collaborating with you to conduct a Value Chain Analysis. An investigation and report that analyses movements to and from your suppliers, farms, processing facilities, DC to customers, as well as reverse logistics, waste disposal and recycling centres.

Working with you in collaborative sessions and extensive reviews of your fresh supply chain environment, we’ll create a supply chain map that details all your product, platform and data flows.

We can help you to identify best practices as well as the causes behind any network inefficiencies. We’ll also uncover new ways to improve efficiencies and operating margins, and take advantage of market opportunities.

A Value Chain Analysis can bring clarity to your entire supply network or to your supply chain within a facility or region.

Our Lean Six Sigma experts have worked at farms and processing facilities for leading growers and shippers around the world. We can quickly identify ways to improve how your supply chain operates. They’ll help you both fix problems and apply best-in-class techniques and solutions that can help you avoid problems in the future.

Common areas our customers find to reduce waste.

Common areas our customers find to reduce waste

We look at your entire supply chain to identify opportunities.

How we'll work together

CHEP’s Lean Six Sigma experts have been to farms, packing sheds, processors, markets, wholesalers and retailers all over the world. They will analyse your current operations and together you’ll:

+ Gain a holistic view of your entire supply chain, from supplier to customer

+ See—without silos—an entire picture of how every component relates to the others

+ Improve product quality and reduce product damage

+ Uncover causes of inefficiencies

+ Gain a complete view of platform movements, product flows and information flows

+ Identify value-added and non-value-added flows

+ Quantify true waste costs, sources and alternatives

+ Reduce handling of goods from farm to shelf

+ Improve yard and dock management

+ Discern how multiple components affect inventory turns

+ Meet Australian Packaging Covenant and sustainability targets

+ Optimise speed to market whilst maintaining the cool chain

+ Benchmark the performances of various facilities against each other

How you'll benefit

Through the years, we’ve helped our customers achieve the following:

+ Quick wins—things that can be improved immediately

+ Transportation efficiencies, including collaborative logistics and network optimisation

+ Platform efficiencies relating to type, cycle time, sourcing, trailer cube optimisation and more

+ Innovation, including the exploration of new methods, resources and platforms to improve handling and reduce damage

+ Increased product availability due to finding and eliminating the causes of product damage, bottlenecks and delays

+ Fresh industry expertise that results in maintained freshness, quality and compliance

+ Environmental sustainability improvements resulting from increased efficiencies and reduced waste

+ Product load optimisation through software analysis, laboratory testing and field testing in real-world environments


Our Value Chain Analysis solution was developed based on our aggregated experiences around the world. We have amassed vast knowledge of the flow of data, goods and shipping platforms in extended supply chains. We will bring clarity to more aspects that impact the most effective and efficient movement of goods. We look forward to working with you.

Creating value by increasing efficiency