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CHEP Introduces "Solutions Portfolio'.

CHEP, a global supplier of supply chain management solutions with U.S. offices in Atlanta and Orlando, Fla., said it launched a series of high-value-added services to help companies in the consumer goods manufacturing, fresh food, grocery and retail industries optimize their supply chains and support the development of corporate social responsibility programs. The "Solutions Portfolio," which was formally announced at the Food Marketing Institute's (FMI) FMI Connect event in Chicago in June, is available immediately in North America.

The services in the CHEP Solutions Portfolio address specific challenges now facing the extended retail-industry supply chain, including product damage, failed unit loads, empty trailer miles and much more. CHEP said it captured its learnings and formalized its expertise into solutions that encompass enterprise logistics, supply chain platforms, transportation, international trade, manufacturing, warehousing, harvesting, processing, distribution and store fulfillment, in addition to sustainability and supplier diversity.

"Each of our new solutions identifies efficiencies, eliminates waste and can dramatically improve the performance of our customers' supply chains," said Kim Rumph, president of CHEP North America. "They were developed by CHEP's innovative and highly experienced engineers and logistics professionals to help partners move product from the farm or processing facility to the store shelf faster and more efficiently."

A major retailer already collaborated closely with CHEP to apply the new transportation solution and is projected to fill almost 1 million empty trailer miles in 2015, CHEP said, generating $2.5 million in incremental revenue. Similarly, three major grocery retailers using the unit load optimization solution reduced damage at their distribution centers, saving about $300,000 each throughout their supply chains.

"We are committed to collaborating with all trading partners to find innovative and meaningful solutions to nearly any supply chain problem they encounter," Rumph said.

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