Platform Mix

This is the
Supply Change.TM

The right platform for the job, no matter what the job.

The opportunity

The right platform for each and every job can make a big difference in how well the job gets done.

The right platform means efficiency. It means costs savings. It means less product damage. It means your entire supply chain functions better.

CHEP's Platform Mix Optimization solution helps you identify and use the right platforms throughout your supply chain. The right platforms for the products you're handling. The right platforms for the types of equipment you're running. And the right platforms for all the destinations you ship to.

When you're using the optimal mix of platforms, you lower your total operating costs. You improve how your equipment works and you improve the flow of goods throughout your system as well as the quality of goods you deliver to your customers. You can reduce your use of corrugate, thereby improving your environmental sustainability.
Because CHEP offers the world's broadest array of shipping platforms, we can recommend and provide the right ones for you. And that's how jobs get done, and done well. 

What we do

Finding the right mix of platforms is one of the greatest, most immediate ways to save costs within your supply chain. Because we offer the widest range of platforms, pooled pallets, recycled pallets, fractional pallets, custom pallets, containers and RPCs, we can zero in on finding the right platforms for your supply chain at the greatest possible savings.
We'll help you find the appropriate platform, by analyzing your: 

  • Purchasing and warehouse processes 
  • Product receiving and handling practices 
  • Inventory management 
  • Facilities, storage points and freight assets
  • Transportation and distribution channels 

Based on our analysis, we'll then help define the most efficient platforms for your supply chain. These can be different pallets or containers. Without any platform bias, we recommend what's best for you, whatever those platforms may be. 

Our extensive expertise within all shipping platforms is focused on lowering your costs, improving your flow of goods, reducing product damage and increasing your operating margins.

We look at every cost factor to find the most efficient platform for you.

How we'll work together

To successfully optimize your platform mix, we have a proven process that's been used across the globe for some of the world's largest retailers. 

How you'll benefit

When you're using the right mix of platforms, you'll see the following gains:

  • Reduced labor, material handling and transportation costs
  • Reduced sustainability footprint and corrugate usage
  • Improved quality of operating equipment, labor performance and quality of goods delivered to your distribution centers and stores
  • Lower platform costs and improved flow of goods
  • Higher operating margins with reduced unsalables 


We've worked with many of the world's premier supply chains, so we've learned more than anyone else about when, where and why to employ the optimal platform. And because we offer more platform solutions, we can recommend the right ones for you without bias. We look forward to working with you to help you optimize your platform mix.

Global Good

A more efficient supply chain is a more sustainable supply chain. Platform Mix Optimization can help improve your environmental footprint and reduce your corrugate usage. It's all part of CHEP's Better Planet initiative as we work to reduce the impact of the supply chain on the environment. 

Through Platform Mix Optimization, we helped:

A major discount chain save $23 million on labor and equipment.

A leading grocer save over $3 million a year overall.