CHEP to develop unsaleable goods reduction blueprint

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Atlanta, Georgia—CHEP, a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors, has been selected by the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) to help reduce unsaleable goods in the consumer packaged goods supply chain.

The TPA is a joint industry affairs leadership group formed by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).  It is tasked with addressing manufacturer-retailer supply chain and information technology issues.

“Unsaleable goods in the consumer goods supply chain cost manufacturers, retailers and distributors more than $15 billion annually,” said Ben Eugrin, director of supply chain solutions, CHEP North America. “We are very pleased the TPA has selected CHEP for this project and look forward to working with manufacturers, retailers and distributors to help reduce unsaleable costs within their supply chains.”

CHEP will conduct in-depth marketplace research and analysis, and gather data from more than 100 consumer goods supply chain experts with the goal of identifying and cataloging successful and collaborative strategies for reducing damaged goods and other unsaleable products. CHEP is also tasked with creating an educational platform trading partners can use to implement new and innovative unsaleables reduction programs for key end-to-end supply chain functions.

“CHEP’s extensive experience and expertise as a supply chain solutions provider and strong track record in helping companies develop and implement innovative strategies to reduce product damage and unsaleable goods made them a logical partner for this project,” said Daniel Triot, senior director, Trading Partner Alliance. “We look forward to working with CHEP to successfully address the important issue of product damage reduction throughout the supply chain.”

The results of CHEP’s marketplace evaluation and best practices summary is expected to be presented at the TPA Supply Chain Conference, April 30th to May 2nd, in San Diego, California. The final report and education platform should be fully launched later in 2017.