What's in store for the pallet industry, and how will it affect retailers' sustainability goals? Jeff Pepperworth, president and chief executive officer at iGPS Logistics, a national plastic pallet pooling services provider, shares his outlook.
Easily overlooked, pallets are nothing short of critical to supply chains, supporting efficiency goals and sustainability objectives.
Implementing an IoT solution can enable smarter and simpler management of pallets, make workers’ lives easier, and help cut costs for a quick ROI. As shippers aim to streamline their logistics processes, technologies can offer new solutions for improved asset management for pallet monitoring and more.
Before the advent of warehouse club stores, pallets were usually found behind the scenes. Now considered a crucial part of a systems approach to the supply chain, pallets are front and center in companies' sustainability strategies.
Regardless of the type of pallet—wood, plastic, composite, or metal—shippers are looking for some essential characteristics to move their goods safely and efficiently.
When Jel Sert needed to improve on the half-pallets it was using to deliver product displays for in-store promotions, CHEP developed a better solution.
The reduced cost of recycled wooden pallets combined with increased interest in sustainable supply chains makes repaired wooden pallets increasingly popular in warehouses and distributions centers. And while wooden pallets dominate supply chains, plastic pallets are making inroads, particularly among food and pharmaceutical companies that are concerned about contamination issues.
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Choosing the right pallet is key to streamlining and improving supply chains.
Using pallet collars in the warehouse can increase how efficiently your goods are stored, shipped, and delivered.
Launching a cost cutting, productivity-enhancing, or sustainability initiative creates efficiencies with environmental benefits and cost reductions.
Proper safety measures can reduce costs, injuries, and down time caused by forklift impacts.
Choosing the right pallet unlocks myriad benefits from improved process efficiency to cost savings and sustainability.
It is essential to have damage prevention measures in place for racking systems to avoid employee injury and minimize loss.
Pallets are a vital piece of warehouse equipment for storing and moving products.
Decisions about buying pallets or leasing pallets require shippers to think strategically to acquire the best option for their operation.
Using pallet systems strategically can help companies reduce transport costs and promote supply chain efficiency.
Pallet management helps shippers uncover efficiencies and economies in their supply chain. Wood, plastic, and aluminum pallets all carry specific benefits, which can often be delivered via a pallet pooling service.
Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping is critical to everyday commerce and is an economical way to ship palletized or loose freight. Here’s how to do it well.