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MPC’s Small Folding Crate: The Perfect Solution for Optimised Reverse Logistics


Reverse logistics plays an important part in most supply chains.

More recently, companies have to be able to do more than just get the product into the hands of their customers. Reverse logistics goes a step further and considers the shelf life of a product beyond just its traditional use.

MPC’s small folding crate has been specifically designed to help with both traditional and reverse logistics. Here’s more information on how it can help along the five-step process, as well as more information in case you’re keen on taking your in-house system to the next level.


Getting A Grip On Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics can be summed up as the movement of goods in the opposite direction than in a typical supply chain system¹.

In standard operations, goods are created and refined across different links in the chain, in order to ultimately end up with the end-user. In reverse logistics, the goods move back to the manufacturer or seller, this could be for refurbishing, remanufacturing, recycling or reusing packaging. In some cases, the pieces will be resold or reused, in others, they will be disposed of in the best way possible.


The Primary Goals Of Reverse Logistics

The point of a good reverse logistics process is to retain or regain any possible value from the product.

Returns are worth more than $1 trillion worldwide², making it an industry in itself. The growth of eCommerce has seen these numbers reach exponential heights in recent years. Companies operate with reverse logistics in mind to try and recoup the value related to each product, as well as to do what they can to minimise losses along the way.

Reverse logistics also plays an important part in the way plastic companies go about reusing or recycling their products, in order to repurpose them and save landfills from additional strain.


5 Steps In The Process

A solid reverse logistics strategy will consider five steps³, namely:

  1. Processing the return
  2. Thoroughly inspecting the product
  3. Deciding what the best course of action is based on its state
  4. Initiating any applicable repairs
  5. Reusing, reselling, recycling or disposing of it

These will each require active management, as well as ensuring that you have the right tools for the job at every stage. Having high-quality equipment to make the job easier will save you a lot of trouble down the line, and help to optimise the process when you’re first trying to iron out all its kinks and quirks. 


Optimise the Process with MPC’s Small Folding Crate

MPC’s small folding crate ticks all the boxes when it comes to an efficient reverse logistics process, considering its excellent folding and stacking capabilities.

Designed to be sturdy and robust, these crates are compatible with most automated systems and can withstand any type of weather conditions too.

Offering 250 units per full pallet, our team has designed a crate that will not only benefit the bottom line of the business but will also be easy enough to maintain. Introducing these into operations is a good way to enhance the efficiency of any reverse logistics process. 


For more information on MPC’s small folding crate or any other products contact us



References


Syverson, S. (2021, October 7). 45 Things You Should Know About Reverse Logistics. Warehouse Anywhere. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://www.warehouseanywhere.com/resources/45-things-about-reverse-logistics/ 

In-House Editorial. (2021, January 14). A Guide to Reverse Logistics: How It Works, Types and Strategies. NetSuite. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://www.netsuite.com/portal/resource/articles/inventory-management/reverse-logistics.shtml 

In-House Editorial. (2021, January 14). A Guide to Reverse Logistics: How It Works, Types and Strategies. NetSuite. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://www.netsuite.com/portal/resource/articles/inventory-management/reverse-logistics.shtml