CHEP to develop unsaleable goods reduction plan

February 20, 2017

CHEP has been selected by the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) as its expert partner 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 and the Grocery Manufacturers Association. 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.

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.

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

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