For many companies, manufacturing and quality are the focus of container planning. The supply chain, on the other hand, is often disregarded. Frequently, there is no container strategy across the supply chain in place, which can lead to a mixed container landscape. This results in high costs in logistics, manufacturing, and quality.

Beyond this, container management poses unsolved challenges for many companies. The investment risks associated with containers are often unavoidable. The number of containers in the network is usually not clear, and required product availability in many cases means that a surplus of containers is purchased. Decisions about special containers over standard ones are made for technical reasons, often without regard for the resulting costs.

An optimal container concept leads to many advantages

At 4flow, the development of a comprehensive container strategy forms a basis for container concepts. When developing the strategy, requirements across multiple functions are also considered. Developing or examining the business model is usually necessary as well.
4flow achieves the following results together with clients:

  • Minimization of container investments
  • Reduction in transportation costs
  • High degree of standardization and increased process reliability
  • Increased flexibility
  • Less planning required long-term
  • Increased productivity in container management
  • Transparency in the container network

At 4flow, we also support clients during the implementation of new processes, organization and IT.

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