Pooling, as a concept, is about maximising efficiency of use and reducing the inefficient use of assets.
Pooling also allows businesses to focus on their core activities and leave things like logistics, asset management, reporting, cleaning of assets, etc. to specialist companies such as Smartload.
Let’s look at an example of a company that transports goods between their two locations, one in CPT and the other in JHB.
1. The business buys pallets to be loaded in CPT.
2. They schedule transport for the goods to be moved to JHB.
3. They unload and stack empty pallets in warehousing space.
4. They schedule transport to return empty pallets to their manufacturing site in CPT where it will be cleaned or repaired and loaded with goods to start the cycle all over again.
Now let’s look at the same scenario with a pooling company.
1. The business orders clean pallets to be delivered to their site in CPT.
2. They send the packed pallets to JHB.
3. Once unpacked in JHB, Smartload collects empty, dirty pallets.
4. When the business requires more pallets, they simply order from Smartload in CPT.
In this case, the increase in efficiency of use comes at the point where Smartload collects pallets in JHB. Before, these pallets would have been transported empty, back to where they are needed in CPT, but with pooling these pallets are collected, cleaned and then supplied to a business with a need for pallets in JHB.
Other businesses can now use these pallets for sending goods back to CPT or to other areas, reducing the carbon footprint and increasing the efficiency of use of these pallets.
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