Taking a giant ‘leap’ towards palletisation
Sunu Mathew, MD, LEAP India, on how the company is helping FMCG products reach shelves on time while reducing carbon footprint by leasing the pallets, hence, ensuring the faster proliferation across India’s warehouses.
Worldwide goods are stored and moved on pallets and pallet is made of wood, nails and edible paint. This enables better storage and transportation of goods. For FMCG and Beverage companies the time taken for reaching the shelves of the shops, super markets and hyper markets is a key concern with increasing competition among the players. The shop keepers and super markets keep the products whose back-end logistics management is efficient. In the diminishing customer loyalty scenario, the customer will buy the brands available on the shelves, if FMCG player is not able to put their products on the shelves of these shops on time, someone who is efficient will take their place and will eat in to their market share. So, the need for efficient storage has increased, which brings in lots of efficiency in transport. Once the goods are stored on pallets moving them becomes easy and fact by fork lifts. Worldwide pallet in and pallet out concept has reached to last mile of the customer. The same pallet moves from manufacturer of the goods to wholesaler, from there to retailer and to the customers. Reducing labour Based on the concept of palletisation, LEAP India is amongst the seven companies in the world that provides equipment pooling and returnable packages, efficiently reducing the number of labour requirements and time. Palletising products increases operational efficiency, on-time delivery hence, resulting more visibility on the shelf before customers. Moreover, it helps companies reducing carbon footprint by leasing the pallets hence ensuring the faster proliferation of pallets across India’s warehouses. Based on concept of pooled pallets, will save capex for corporate which have been using their own pallets for a long time. Global reach Currently, LEAP India provides one million pallets made of wood imported from Russia, Ukraine and Germany. Its MyLEAP app ensures safe delivery of goods from warehouses to stores.