How Tanimura & Antle served its customers and the planet
Tanimura & Antle, an employee-owned fresh produce farm based in Salinas, California, is one of the largest independent lettuce growers in the United States. The company farms more than 30,000 conventional and organic acres, shipping fresh produce throughout North America, Europe and Asia. However, forecasting weather and harvest dates while managing the availability of RPCs and pallets for global distribution added complexity. A collaborative strategy discussion with CHEP US centred around storage and inventory management to improve platform availability, increase efficiency as well as optimise shipping and handling during peak harvest seasons. In addition to RPCs, IFCO contributed crop forecasting analysis including acreage yield data and harvest transition plans. This ensured Tanimura & Antle had RPCs readily available throughout the year. Since the year 2000, CHEP’s and IFCO’s pallet storage and inventory management solutions for Tanimura & Antle have:
• Eliminated more than 2.2 million kilograms of carbon emissions
• Saved over 340 million litres of water and eliminated over 1.8 million kilograms of food waste
• Saved enough energy to power over 32,000 homes for one year.
"Working with CHEP and IFCO, we have peace of mind knowing that pallets and RPCs are on-hand and readily available to meet customer demands, efficiently and sustainably."
Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Tanimura & Antle