In step with the times: Regeneration and Recycling, respect for the environment
The era of consumerism seems to be coming to an end or at least it scales down, leaving behind all the concepts of 'disposable' that have characterized much of the economic logic of recent years, both of consumers and Companies.
Thanks to a massive global media campaign, brought into play by Governments around the world, the environmental sensitivity has become a priority in the life
of every human being. For this reason, recycling and recovery
of materials have become common and habitual practices, which are essential to align themselves with the trend in respect to the environment and in view of cost saving.
The Floriculture, in the logistics sector is going in this direction too. On the standard trolley
(DC for example 565 x 1335 mm) with which are carried almost all of the Floricultural goods (plants and flowers) in Europe, it’s possible to make simple repairs that regenerate the trolley by replacing worn parts such as wheels or wood increasing thus the "life" of the trolley.
It's important to consider the logistics of goods in general, whether food and non food. If it is true that the above mentioned trolley is the mostly used in Floriculture, it is also true that all other goods that make up the remaining 99,9% of any sales point are carried on commonest Pallets or Roll trolleys.
Over the decades, have been introduced types of Pallets and Rolls to identify a particular circuit. These practices have led to the class system that generated enormous costs for the identification and management.
All these efforts to classify a certain circuit have then crashed with the reality. Millions and millions of Pallets and Rolls are moved for the transport of goods from Supplier to Customer. These circuits that handle billions of Euros and move thousands of trucks every day, use a logic of exchange based on the Debit/Credit in which the identification of a circuit rather than another is based on optical recognition of the operator. Any other form of control, supported also by the electronics, involves huge operating costs in addition to making the process of interchange slow and laborious.
The fact of receiving the non conform goods of interchange is taken into account insomuch as the practice of REGENERATION of Pallets and Roll trolleys is used with ease by the largest companies in the world, from Mass Retailers to Transport companies and many others.
Organizzazione Orlandelli, a leader in manufacturing and marketing of trolleys and displayers for the handling of plants and flowers, always innovators of methods and ideas, recommends to their customers to use even for DC trolleys the same philosophy, which is used in other areas.
Being inspired by alchemist Isaac Newton "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" it is likely that operators of Floriculture take their cue from the Mass Retail. Although margins are very narrow, the Mass Retail anyway is able to make profits through the REGENERATION
of Pallets and Roll trolleys, which reduce the fix costs (long timing of control and management of the interchange) that are generated by the closed circuits of interchange.
Another very significant aspect concerns the environment impact. If this practice is effectuated in loco, as already happens in many companies, the number of trucks that transport broken trolleys from one store to another will drastically reduced contributing significantly to the respect for the environment.
Finally, if you think about a dynamic and intelligent system of interchange of trolleys, use Organizzazione Orlandelli’s DC trolleys
for the Floriculture and implement also the practice of REGENERATION to increase the "life” of the trolley. Doing so, you’ll reduce costs and respect the environment.