Platform Management

This is the Supply Change.™

Eliminating unnecessary costs. 

The opportunity

Your supply chain has a lot of moving parts. It’s hard to keep track of all of them, but failing to do so can have unexpected consequences.

If inefficiencies creep into your processes, your costs can add up quickly. Costs that were not forecasted, which can impact your profitability.

Maintaining tight controls on your platform inventory (e.g. pallets, trays, containers) helps to eliminate potential unnecessary costs. With the right systems in place, and the right support along the way, platform costs should not be an issue in your supply chain.

You’ll know where all your platforms are, where they need to be and when they need to arrive. It’s a balancing act that’s not always easy, especially when you’re trying to focus on your core business.

You can’t control everything that happens in your supply chain. But you can eliminate unexpected costs by keeping them from happening in the first place.

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What we do

Leveraging our experience with tens of thousands of our customers around the world, we’ll work with you to make sure you’ve got the right systems and controls in place at your facilities.

We’ll conduct process reviews and create a supply chain map to uncover areas for improvement in the way you manage your platform inventory. Then we’ll recommend any needed changes and help you implement them.

We’ll assess your training needs and show your personnel how to follow best practices around all the processes and procedures involved in Platform Management.

Our dedicated Retail Support Team provides ongoing advice and guidance to help make sure that you’re maintaining tight controls. We’ll conduct follow-up audits, highlight any areas of concern and provide recommendations for you to implement in order to improve your controls and inventory management.

Global Good: Better Platform Management helps reduce platform inventories, which results in less use of timber, materials and transportation. It’s all part of our Better Planet initiative, as we work to minimise the impact of the supply chain on the environment.

How we'll work together

We’ll collaborate with you to understand your supply chain and identify gaps in your current platform inventory procedures. Our holistic Platform Management solution includes:

+ Site visits, process reviews and supply chain mapping

+ The services of a dedicated Retail Support Team

+ Monitoring against key performance indicators (KPIs)

+ Alerts, insights and recommendations for platform inventory control

+ On-site training in Platform Management best practices

+ Assistance in reporting transfers and other information

+ Follow-up performance reviews


Our work with retailers around the world has given us unique insights into best practices for managing platform inventory throughout the supply chain. We understand where problems can occur, and we know how to prevent them. We look forward to working with you.

How you'll benefit

We understand the challenges retailers face in managing their platform inventories. We can help you:

+ Maintain a better balance of platform inventory movements into and out of your facilities

+ Reduce capital expenditures for platform inventory

+ Improve inventory management for your platforms and the goods they carry

+ Increase focus on your core business

+ Reduce waste from lost platforms

We’ll help you control all aspects of platform inventory management: