Reusable Packaging Management
Reusable Packaging Management

REUSABLE PACKAGING MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

OPTEL’s Reusable Packaging Management (RPM) solution allows manufacturers to track their reusable packaging from manufacturing sites to end user and back. Reusable packaging from the consumer goods, transport and industrial sectors can include bins, tanks, bulk containers, drums, barrels/kegs, reusable plastic and glass bottles, water jugs, containers, crates and trays.

These packaging items are designed to be recovered for multiple uses. OPTEL’s approach combines the capturing and monitoring of reverse-logistics traceability data with supply chain visibility and mapping tools. Our technology stack includes hardware to capture accurate and reliable line data in real time at high speed, as well as software for data empowerment and visualization of the packaging routes.

WHAT THE REUSABLE PACKAGING MANAGEMENT SOLUTION CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Simplify Investigation Processes

    Improve Reverse Logistics Efficiency and Gain Supply Chain Visibility

  • Cost Efficient

    Reduce the Cost per Trip of Each Packaging Asset

  • Management Team

    Save Fleet Management Costs 

  • Provide Product Life Cycle Assessment

    Optimize Asset Life Cycle with More Trips per Item

  • Quality

    Benchmark your Packaging Suppliers and Increase Durability Requirements

  • Repackagers

    Improve Packaging Demand Forecasting

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SOLUTION OVERVIEW

The Reusable Packaging Management (RPM) solution offers many options depending on your company’s needs and goals. The difference resides mostly in the type and amount of data monitored and the number of touchpoints in the supply chain.

The RPM solution uses data capture technology and powerful software for real-time data empowerment and visualization. Assets can be tracked using a unique identifier (UID) printed directly on the asset or label or an RFID or NFC that can be read by Internet of things (IoT) devices. These technologies can be combined for additional data monitoring (cold chain, temperature, freshness, consumption, etc.).

The technology stack needed for each option is similar: packaging identification (UID), camera, RFID reader, cloud database and mobile app.

 

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KEY FEATURES

OPTEL’s RPM solution was developed in partnership with leading brands. Key features were required for the solution’s success in the food, beverage and agrochemical industries:

  • Real-time visibility on your asset fleet: dashboards and alerts
  • Monitoring and mapping of asset locations, distributors and internal transfers
  • Geolocation of items
  • Tracking devices/methods make the solution damage-proof and economical
  • Simple and automated data collection
  • Optional customized metrics monitoring
  • Interoperability with existing systems (ERP, API, WMS)
  • Valuable analytics: asset age, losses, durability, return rate, scuffing level and more

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS YOU CAN ADD TO THIS SOLUTION

1

Inventory Geotracking

  • Fleet size and asset location
  • Forecasting of new asset purchases
  • Optimization of sleeping inventory
  • Supply chain monitoring
2

Operational Efficiency

  • Performance and planning of cleaning processes
  • Quality control and maintenance
  • Channel visibility for optimization
  • Planning for end of life: automatic reject of faulty bottles on the line
  • Supplier benchmarking
  • Reduction of cross-contamination risk
3

Carbon Footprint Assessment

  • Improved carbon footprint of product
  • Circular economy: management of packaging’s end of life
  • Monitoring of impact of various programs on return rate

 

 

4

Engagement Program

  • Increase return rate with engagement and reward programs
  • Build brand loyalty with incentives for consumers
  • Monitor impact of various programs on return rate
  • Gather market and consumer analytics

 

 

 

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