Case Studies

BXB Digital Asset Tracking and Goods Visibility Monitoring solutions can be used to identify a variety of operational bottlenecks, inefficiencies and likely points of loss, leakage, and damage. They can also be used to validate best practices in areas such as packaging, shipping, modes of transport and other areas of opportunity.

Product Grower and Foods Manufacturer

Best Practices in Cold Chain Shipping

Challenge

Help this provider of fresh carrots and juices validate the value and impact of switching from their usual chimney packaging configuration to the traditional brick configuration when shipping chilled products to market. Also measure temperature differences between areas in refrigerated rail cars to determine optimal loading and spacing.

Solution

  • BXB Digital Goods Visibility and Quality solution with the Product Association mobile app to link their product SKUs to digitized pallets
  • Near real time tracking of goods temperature and location
  • Tracking & Analysis of pallet location and temperature within the rail cars – front, center, rear – also including packaging type comparison

Benefit

  • Customer is now better able to understand in-transit conditions of their cold chain
  • Customer will realize a cost savings by implementing a denser brick configuration while maintaining product quality
  • Data gathered can be used to determine best location of specific goods within refrigerated cars to ensure optimal condition and freshness

Large US Foods Manufacturer

Realizing savings through product monitoring

Challenge

Provide visibility into the location and state of two key food products while moving through the supply chain. Show when and where damage to these products occur, and validate the impact and/or value of changing the shipping method of a peanut butter product from refrigerated to ambient trucks.

Solution

  • Leverage the Goods Visibility & Quality solution, utilizing the Ultra (cellular) device, with temperature, accelerometer and other sensors
  • Algorithms: Sensors Threshold Alerting

Benefit

  • Seeing no impactful temperature variation when shipping their Peanut Butter unrefrigerated, customer realized an opportunity to save substantial cost by moving from refrigerated trucks to ambient trucks
  • Data gathered was leveraged by the supply chain team to understand flow and movement, and by the Food Science team to improve modeling and validate assumptions related to specifications and product quality

South African Banana Grower

Proving the value of RPCs over corrugated boxes

Challenge

Determine if there was an advantage for this grower to ship fresh bananas in CHEP RPCs vs. existing corrugated boxes. Provide visibility into packing and agent network partners to see if environmental factors were impacting product quality, and if there was a volume vs. quality implication that made RPCs a better option over corrugated.

Solution

  • Leverage the BXB Digital Goods Visibility and Quality solution within 10% of their shipping lanes, tracking location and temperature across road and rail.

Benefit

  • Grower learned that the RPC had better airflow and temperature control than the corrugate box
  • Digitization of the RPCs provided insights into in transit temperature incidents that helped to reconfirm quality of goods at delivery
  • Grower found that the CHEP RPC is a better way to package their goods and increase sales velocity
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