Solutions for pooled / returnable assets
Providing solutions that allow you to accurately understand the location, utilisation and condition of your asset pool.
Challenges of returnable packaging
The use of pooled / returnable assets, or Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP), has increased dramatically over the last ten years as almost every industry looks to reduce their carbon footprint and minimise the waste associated with single trip packaging. The benefits of using reusable assets are clear, but for owners of these asset pools a new challenge now exists – accurately understanding the assets location, utilisation, what condition they are in, and when they can be expected back.
Where do we deliver value?
We work extensively in this sector to help our partners implement systems that effectively manage their asset pools and ensure their customers have product available when they need it. Our experience helps these business gain a greater level of visibility of their stock levels, while reducing overall costs.
Gain complete visibility of your pooled asset fleet
The most significant benefit that we deliver to our customers is accurately identifying where assets are within the pool. For many this could be as granular as a site, for others it could be locations with a facility, yard or production line. With our unique edge processing of items, we specialise in processing data instantly and delivering it directly to the systems that need it.
Maintain a unique online record for each item
We specialise in identifying returnable assets and maintaining an accurate digital record associated with the item in the cloud; such as asset type, condition, and current location, together with maintaining an accurate history of previous moments and content.
Track items movements reliably, facilitating per-use customer charging
Without an accurate and audited record of which customers currently have which assets and where they are, per-use charging models are practically impossible to implement. Our solutions deliver the precision, visibility, and integration to your existing systems to make this possible.
Run proactive maintenance, wash & repairs based on time, state or usage
Returnable assets naturally have a degree of wear and tear that is to be expected throughout their lifetime and, depending on their usage, may require cleaning and maintenance. We have extensive experience in combining proven asset identification with a range of vision and sensing technologies that allow items to be isolated and sent for maintenance, cleaning or repair based upon the number of usage cycle or the automated detection of damage.
Coriel are experts in supplying connected technology for use in returnable packaging or pooled assets. We enable you to gain complete visibility of your pooled asset fleet, where the items have been, track item movements and enable you to run proactive maintenance, wash cycles and repairs based on elapsed time or usage.
Safety & Compliance
- Build a complete online audit history
- Quickly trace items for recalls
- Instant access to safety information
Item level identification
- Link physical items & digital data
- Instant access to essential information
- Facilitate on-demand production
- Ensure assemblies contain correct parts
- Manage records for complex parts
- Efficiently handle product recall
Stock Management & Inventory
- Accurately understand stock levels
- Reduce overall stock holding
- Increase stock count accuracy
Brand Protection & Traceability
- Protect your brand & reputation
- Ensure parts to be fitted are genuine
- Verify warranty claims downstream
Maintenance, repair & overhaul
- Accurately track expensive tools
- Automate maintenance checks
- Ensure the correct items are serviced
Warranty & post-sales management
- Verify returns items
- Provide an online warranty record
- Use sensors to report warranty events
Take a look at some of our client stories where we have eased some of the operational challenges they were facing. If you have a project that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Operating over 2.5 million returnable kegs for the brewing industry is a huge challenge, which. ismade significantly easier through the use of Coriel identification and tracking solutions.
Contraload are one of the industry leaders in the provision and management of returnable packaging. We work closely with the team to implement their digital tracking solutions.
VTG manage over 95,000 railcars within their wagon hire fleet using solutions from Coriel that help ensure each car is inspected & maintained to the highest standard for their customer.