The COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on all supply chains, both financially and operationally. One way to save on costs is to review your supply chain and shift to reusable transport solutions such as metal cages. Whether you’re a manufacturer that ships to distributors, or a distributor that ships to retailers, reviews usually show that cost reduction can be achieved within the transportation logistics area. In addition to regular fuel and machinery costs, logistics and transportation face many cost pressures from several directions.
Reviewing the whole supply chain path
Aside from finding ways to reduce costs in the transportation and logistics area of the supply chain, you can also attempt to identify and eliminate open spaces within the supply chain. You can also decrease freight costs through more compact transport and storage solutions.
- Try to increase storage density in bins and racks by improving vertical space utilisation. Daywalk offers a range of solutions in this space, from metal cages and stillages, to bins, and containers.
- Reduce damage to pallets by shifting to steel cage and stillage use.
- Reduce damage during transportation by eliminating movement in transit by utilising better strapping such as Daywalk PET strap.
- Better utilise available floor-space in warehouses to increase storage density.
Replenishment and reusability
Whether in transporting or warehousing, using steel cages can be the fastest way of getting products and goods to distributors or retailers because they can be loaded and unloaded faster. No need to remove single-use plastic wraps and wooden pallets. And once the metal cages are emptied, they can be collapsed and folded for the return journey without taking up too much space. The cages can be reused on a long-term basis, reducing costs in the long run, instead of using wooden pallets and plastic wraps.
Shifting to metal cage use can play a large part in reducing carbon emissions along the supply chain. Metal cages cut down on single-use plastics, wooden pallets, and other wasteful materials traditionally used in transporting and logistics. The reusability of steel cages over a long period also means a further reduction of carbon emissions, beginning with the manufacturer to the distributor up to the retailers.
Intelligent cage design
The smart design of metal cages ensures not only reusability over a long period but also durability and security. Metal stillages are designed to be collapsible, compatible with pallet jacks, forklifts and pallet racking, and stackable. Galvanised steel sheet flooring and steel mesh sides ensure better protection of products and goods. The mesh sides, half fold-down gates, and lid also offer security against theft and pilferage since the cage is lockable. Everything is visible through the mesh sides, allowing for inspections.
Are you ready to discuss your problems or needs?
Do you have a need to transition to metal cages? Talk to the Daywalk team by calling us on 1300 662 987 or send us your enquiry here. We can provide systems and solutions to complex storage and transport challenges. We are ready to talk with you about your latest ideas and challenges in safe storage and transport.