Only CHEP combines the expertise of our experienced engineers, state-of-the-art unit load software and access to testing at CHEP’s ISTA-certified Innovation Center. CHEP brings together two unique capabilities — unit load configuration and packaging testing — in one solution. Together, they can help you configure maximum pallet load efficiency for every load and test configurations to ensure real-world success.
This can help you move product more economically, reducing fuel and labor costs. What’s more, Unit Load Optimization helps many customers “find money” in their supply chains. By periodically testing how and what you’re shipping on pallets, we find new ways and new efficiencies that often result in new savings.
We take into consideration individual packaging dimensions, the total unit load weight and the weight capacity of the truck. Each case pack is then placed in the ideal location and direction, building a unit load design that can carry the maximum amount of product securely, with minimal damage.
Then, at CHEP’s Innovation Center we make sure everything works in the real world. We simulate distribution hazards associated with handling operations, warehouse stacking, transportation and atmospheric conditions. We also look at the impact of transportation, forklifts, automated systems, manual handling and environmental conditions.
Our Innovation Center is certified by the International Safe Transit Association — representing manufacturers, packaging suppliers, testing labs and carriers working together to ensure responsible packaging.