Recovery, Repair and Return

Asset recovery or retrieval is a key factor in maintaining a competitive advantage for your company. Whether you have limited facility space or ship large volumes of pallets, you can depend on First Alliance's closed loop management system.

We fix the pallet boards that are broken and return it to manufacturing
So you don't have to buy a whole new pallet. It helps lower costs, and reduces your lead time because you do not have to source and ship new raw lumber to build pallets.

We offer prompt, reliable recovery and return of your pallets and other returnable packaging items. This allows your company to eliminate packaging waste, saving both time and money. Reusing packaging products improves the environment and increases profitability. Our program offers a well-received post-sales service benefit to your customers.

Our Process

  • Mutual understanding of your reusable packaging and pallet usage
  • Customized pallet management program
  • Execute pilot programs at a designated facility

Our Tasks

  • Online tracking system (GB04) connects First Alliance directly with customers, generating unique tracking numbers and providing customized reporting.
  • Schedule pallet pickups at multiple locations
  • Provide a strategically placed network of pallet repair centers
  • Offer innovative recycling services for most common returnable packaging products
  • Pallet sourcing

Centralized Recovery Network

Pallet Recovery can be broken down into two models that serve the same purpose but offer different costs and benefits.Picture3

The Centralized Network Model maximizes efficiency and quality at the repair centers, as the pallet repairs are done at a minimum number of CENTRALIZED facilities - think economies of scale.  The trade-off with this type of model is the increased freight cost associated with hauling pallets further distances from the distributor to the recycler.  The centralized locations are placed in close proximity to the manufacturer to offer them the best service.




Decentralized Recovery Network

The Decentralized Network Model maximizes Deentralized Recovery Networkcustomer service for the distributors and minimizes overall freight cost by placing repair centers close to the distributors they service.  This model requires more recyclers, and may give up operational efficiencies at the recyclers in favor of freight savings.