OCONOMOWOC, Wis., USA – March 28, 2017 – ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, will feature its spectrum of reusable packaging to support a more efficient and reliable consumer product replenishment process, at ProMat 2017. ORBIS understands that packaging requirements differ across the retail supply chain, from the manufacturing plant to the retail aisle. This portfolio provides the versatility and scalability needed by retailers to implement packaging and quickly gain benefits as their business model evolves from traditional distribution practices to omnichannel fulfillment and distribution. The retail delivery system and ORBIS experts will be at Booth S1803 during the show, April 3 to 6 in Chicago, Illinois.
“The retail industry is ever-changing and supply chains are acting fast to adapt to heightened demands,” said Andrea Nottestad, marketing manager for ORBIS Corporation. “We strive to make ORBIS a one-stop source for customers and their supply chain needs. Our complete retail delivery system enables retailers and CPGs to efficiently move product from the plant to the distribution center to the truck and, ultimately, to the store aisle while saving time, decreasing touches, and improving customer and associate experiences. We have options to meet any retailer size and format.”
The spectrum of products within the retail delivery system includes:
Small-Format Pallet – Options for Retailers of all Sizes
The 42” x 30” Small-Format HP pallet frees up trailer space by allowing more pallets to fit in each vertical stack, while maximizing cube efficiency of the truck with 45 configurations versus the standard 30. This pallet allows full cases and split cases to be sorted and loaded at the distribution center to optimize routes. After arriving at the retailer, it can be moved directly to the floor and used as a replenishment vehicle at the point of sale. This small-format pallet maximizes floor space and fits in narrow aisles to accommodate compact retail formats. The pallet’s contoured corners won’t damage product, and the solid body construction accommodates a variety of load sizes and weights.
OPTE Bulk – Packages Goods for Storage and Shipping
The OPTE Bulk is a collapsible bulk system comprised of a plastic pallet, reusable sleeve and top cap, in footprints from 32” x 44” to 40” x 48”. Sleeves are available in several heights, styles and access door configurations. When full, the OPTE Bulk protects bulk products and tote systems during shipping. When empty, the sleeves collapse for easier storing and reduced freight costs, and the lightweight components allow for safer handling.
Tote Dolly – Adds Instant Mobility to Tote Applications
Tote dollies are available for a variety of hand-held totes and trays. These dollies can be used within a distribution center for easy tote handling between workstations and at retail for efficient replenishment. Dollies are available in a variety of materials, footprints and configurations. Nonmarking casters also are available for retail floors. Select ORBIS FliPak® totes are dolly-compatible.
Picking Cart – Improves Picking, Fulfillment and Distribution
Carts can streamline picking and fulfillment in both distribution centers and retail environments. When integrated with reusable totes, users have a flexible system that connects picking to delivery. They can be integrated with reusable picking and distribution totes to more conveniently store and stage goods. The mobility of the carts is critical to accelerate picking speed and improve order accuracy in this fast-paced landscape. Standard carts feature powder-coated construction for a long life and aesthetics. All carts feature heavy-duty casters to minimize noise and ensure easy maneuverability. Multiple cart styles are available to support a variety of growing applications where mobility is important.
The Pally® – Streamlines Unloading and Replenishing
The Pally® is part dolly, part pallet. This dual feature allows materials to be stored, transported and distributed with less equipment, minimal labor and few touch points. The Pally is the base of the retail delivery system — it is what unloads and moves the materials to their destination. When mobile, the Pally quickly converts to static mode with a press of the pedal. When static, the rubber braking stabilizers ensure the Pally withstands lateral force, allowing for stable transport within a trailer. For small-format retailers, the Pally supports frequent product deliveries and easily maneuvers in tight spaces. It also assists in picking and fulfilling material and enables staging of e-commerce products designated for store pickup.
ORBIS will also have several products for the industrial supply chain featured at the show, including its newest products from its BulkPak® and ORBIShield® lines.
ORBIS Experts Leading ProMat Sessions
ORBIS experts will be available at Booth S1803 for further discussion throughout the show. In addition, five experts are leading ProMat sessions:
• Monday, April 3 at 11:15 a.m. — Using Reusables to Streamline E-commerce Fulfillment
Andrea Nottestad, marketing manager, ProMat Theater D
• Tuesday, April 4 at 10:15 a.m. — Automation Trends in Reusable Packaging
Greg Alesci, strategic account manager, RPA Sustainability Facility Solutions Theater (North Hall)
• Tuesday, April 4 at 12 p.m. — Selecting a Bulk Packaging Solution
Sean Momsen, product manager, RPA Sustainable Facility Solutions Theater (North Hall)
• Tuesday, April 4 at 12:45 p.m. — On the Show Floor: Designing Lean Workstations/Cells with Reusable Plastic Packaging
Jill Christian, LEWISBins+ Sales Manager, ProMat Theater H
• Wednesday, April 5 at 12 p.m. — Best Practices in Implementing Hygienic Plastic Pallets
Ryan Roessler, product manager, RPA Sustainable Facility Solutions Theater (North Hall)
Pally® is a registered trademark of Loadhog Limited, and is used under license.
About ORBIS Corporation
With more than 160 years of material handling expertise and 50 years of plastics innovations, ORBIS consists of a portfolio of businesses that meet the material handling needs of companies across many industries. ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturers in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS tracks and measures its own resource utilization to continuously conserve natural resources and reduce waste. For more information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com