Pallets are an integral part of the freight forwarding business. Almost all goods transported are handled via the universal loading device. In Germany alone, euro pallets worth 20 billion euros are in circulation every year. However, the exchange process causes many logistic companies problems. The high administrative overhead, time lost due to detours or low availability of pallets are just a few of the problems that freight forwarders face when handling pallets. Not infrequently, this turns out to be an incalculable cost. The main problem is that same number and quality of pallets are not returned by the recipient that were delivered. However, the shipping customers accept only flawless pallets, so that the forwarder is stuck with damaged and value loss pallets. ELVIS offers its partners the possibility of allocating pallet differences among one another via a web-based portal, and thus compensating in cooperative cooperation.

By joining the ELVIS pallet portal, forwarding companies can not only reduce their balancing routes and thus relieve their drivers, but they also protect themselves from excessive demands from third parties.

The principle of the ELVIS pallet portal is simple: Each system participant is assigned an area around his location. The radius of the pallet area is usually 50 kilometers. In this territory he picks up or sets up pallets for other partners. There is no physical exchange. The partners trade the pallets with each other. Partners can adjust the quota on a monthly basis - however, a minimum of 300 pallets have to be cleared or adjusted. The entire process runs automatically via a web-based platform, where the partners issue and receive pallet orders. The frequent cooperation with other ELVIS partners strengthens the ELVIS cooperation idea.

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