CHEP USA is partnering with a Canadian retailer and a logistic company to increase supply chain efficiencies and lower its carbon footprint.

CHEP works with retailer on pallet flow projectThe Dunwoody, Ga.-based CHEP and Langley, British Columbia-based Overwaitea Food Group and EV Logistics launched an onsite Total Pallet Management solution at Overwaitea’s Langley distribution facility.

Managed by the Langley EV Logistics, the new operation is designed to ensure pallets flow smoothly through the supply chain, which is supposed to help improve transport efficiencies and reduce effects on the environmental according to a news release.

Sponsors tout the effort as eliminating 21,000 liters (about 5,550 pounds of diesel fuel and 58,000 kilograms (about 128,000 pounds) of CO2 gasses (about a year, according to the release.

“The TPM (Total Pallet Management) solution is a great example of joint collaboration between CHEP and Overwaitea Foods, and is already resulting in increased efficiency across the supply chain and a dramatic lowering of the carbon footprint,” Wayne Currie, Overwaitea’s general manager, said in the release. “Our management is very pleased with the initial outcome and look to expand our productivity improvement efforts with CHEP and EV in the future.”

Overwaitea operates 127 western Canada stores under the Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Urban Fare and Bulkley Valley Wholesale banners.

EV Logistics is using the partnership to help Overwaitea and CHEP streamline pallet management processes at both companies, Dave Martin, an EV Logistics director, said in the release.