Intermediate bulk containers can be used to handle materials being purchased from suppliers, or being shipped to customers or further processing plants.
Supply chain integration and production efficiency can be boosted in this way.
The benefits of adopting intermediate bulk containers for use in these applications include:
- incoming material can be used directly in process without unpacking and messy transfer
- finished goods can be shipped in semi-bulk, eliminating expensive packing operations
- stable partnership relationships are encouraged between supplier and customer; and
- the environment benefits by elimination of packaging disposal.