It also uses a mix of standard and Euro pallets – where it has seen a 59 per cent increase in use – to offer greater logistical flexibility.
The business, which prepares and packs a diverse range of quality vegetables, has been working with IPP since 2012 and over the last five years has overseen a programme of continuous improvement which has even led to price reductions.
Phil Beckett, supply chain director for Fenmarc, said: “It is all down to responsiveness and simplicity. Pallets should not be something that takes a lot of management and this is exactly what we get with IPP.
"Simple supply chain solution sees partnership extended." Phil Beckett
“Before we signed with them we had to spend a lot of time dealing with deliveries, quality issues and queries on incredibly complicated invoices.
“The IPP solution is about as simple as it can be – we order pallets, they arrive and we use them as part of a very simple and transparent arrangement. Regular audits then allow both parties to proactively manage stocks in order to prevent issues.”
Phil Storer, UK Director for IPP said: “We have watched this relationship grow since 2012. Fenmarc wants what a lot of customers demand – a collaborative partnership and a simple and straightforward approach. We will continue to deliver to that requirement.”