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Reverse Pallet Logistics

Pallet returns management and reverse logistics are for all operations related to the reuse of products and materials and returning them into your supply chain. It’s the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of capturing value or achieving proper disposal.

Recovery, Repair, and Return

Asset recovery or retrieval is a key factor in maintaining a competitive advantage for your company. Whether you have limited facility space or ship large volumes of pallets, you can depend on First Alliance’s closed loop management system.

We fix the pallet boards that are broken and return it to manufacturing
So you don’t have to buy a whole new pallet. It helps lower costs, and reduces your lead time because you do not have to source and ship new raw lumber to build pallets.

We offer prompt, reliable recovery and return of your pallets and other returnable packaging items. This allows your company to eliminate packaging waste, saving both time and money. Reusing packaging products improves the environment and increases profitability. Our program offers a well-received post-sales service benefit to your customers.

Proprietary Pallet Recovery Cycle

First Alliance specializes in recovering proprietary shipping platforms for customers all over the United States. The overall pallet returns management and reverse logistics process can be broken down into six steps that create a “virtuous cycle.”

The pallet recovery cycle maximizes value in the supply chain by facilitating the reuse of returnable packaging assets.  The recovery cycle seeks to balance service and value for both you and your customers.  Think of FALM asset recovery as an extension of your own logistics group; we manage the recovery of pallets for you!

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Centralized Recovery Network

Pallet Recovery can be broken down into two models that serve the same purpose but offer different costs and benefits.

The Centralized Network Model maximizes efficiency and quality at the repair centers, as the pallet repairs are done at a minimum number of CENTRALIZED facilities – think economies of scale.  The trade-off with this type of model is the increased freight cost associated with hauling pallets further distances from the distributor to the recycler.  The centralized locations are placed in close proximity to the manufacturer to offer them the best service.

Decentralized Recovery Network

The Decentralized Network Model maximizes customer service for the distributors and minimizes overall freight cost by placing repair centers close to the distributors they service.  This model requires more recyclers and may give up operational efficiencies at the recyclers in favor of freight savings.

Improved Recovery Network

Our main goal in pallet recovery is to provide a network of central and decentralized locations companies can go to for quick pallet fixes. Centralized locations are limited areas where pallets can be dropped off and fixed, but they may be far. While these locations are closer to manufacturers, they are limited, and the trade-off is increased freight costs.

A decentralized recovery network for pallets has more locations, but the takeaway is that while pallets will only be repaired on a fixed budget. It’s crucial to get in on the network so you know which service is the right option for you and your company.

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