In recent years, the business of leasing pallets has been well received by enterprises. Most of them are currently used in FMCG industries, such as the food industry and beverage industry. So what are the characteristics of rental plastic pallets?
First, avoid one-time capital investment, reduce high capital costs, reduce procurement risks, and use the funds for main operations. Rent the plastic pallet first and pay later. The cost and expenditure should be matched with the project output, and the capital resources should be used reasonably to increase the return on assets.
Second, flexible leasing methods (can be booked and canceled at any time) to solve the problem of fluctuations in the number of pallets in the off-peak season and save a lot of idle capital. The FMCG industry itself has low and peak seasons and the supply fluctuations are large and the single peak period is short. Therefore, the demand for pallets fluctuates greatly. If the self-purchased pallets are purchased by the peak demand during the peak season, not only will it occupy the funds, but once the high peak is exceeded, a large number of pallets will be idle immediately, causing waste of resources and space occupation, and the pallet utilization is low.
Third, eliminating the need for routine pallet maintenance and management and reducing corporate management costs. The maintenance and management costs of the pallet itself are relatively high. The pallet is inevitably damaged during use, especially when the belt plate has been realized inside the enterprise. During the transfer loading and unloading, the pallet is more likely to be damaged. Pallets need professional maintenance. However, enterprises do not know how to maintain them. Enterprises need to devote energy and resources to the development of core competitiveness and leave professional matters to professional companies. Therefore, in modern supply chain management, choosing pallets is choosing pallet services.
In summary, the pallet leasing business can meet the needs of the FMCG industry for capital utilization, site utilization, and management costs. But must all factories use the model of pallet leasing? This is not absolute. Because the self-collecting plastic pallets help enterprises better control the pallets. Some large car manufacturing companies have established their packaging and recycling systems. For example, Nissan has established a global system and is managed by its team. These packaging containers include collapsible plastic boxes, metal boxes, and plastic pallets. Nissan’s auto parts suppliers around the world receive the relevant packaging containers delivered by Nissan before the date of shipment according to the variety and quantity of the purchase order, and after the parts are packaged, they are delivered to the designated transport fleet of Nissan. This completes the process of “receiving-shipping” the packaging. Nissan’s packaging container management team will also carry out physical inventory regularly. If the component supplier experiences a container inventory loss, it will need to pay Nissan the corresponding cost. Of course, only when a certain scale is formed can automakers run their packaging container systems. The establishment and annual maintenance of the system can only be affordable by a few large manufacturers.
Therefore, whether to choose plastic pallets or lease plastic pallets depends on the actual needs of the company. There is no strict sense of good or bad.