Early pallet pools emerged in the 1940s and became the beginning of a much larger logistics trend.
The pooling of reusable packaging and pallets is an important component of today’s supply chain efficiency and sustainability efforts. While pooling … [Read More...]
Did the pallet come first, or was it the forklift? This question was posed decades ago by the earliest pallet industry pioneers such as the late Bill Sardo, the first president of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association and it still … [Read More...]
The reuse of corrugated plastic boxes makes sense where the regular return of corrugated boxes is feasible. Payback typically in the first year if used once per month.
Fred Dowd, president of Texas-based Technology Container Corp., … [Read More...]
Best practices for integrating reusable packaging with automated manufacturing and storage systems. Industry insider emphasizes the importance of a direct line of communication between the automation supplier and the reusable packaging … [Read More...]
ORBIS reps promote benefits of plastic pallets from a food industry perspective at Promat 2017, including hygiene, automation compatibility and more.
Two representatives of ORBIS Corporation, which manufactures reusable plastic packaging, … [Read More...]
The Benefits of Half Pallets Explored
A half pallet is one that comprises half the footprint (length x width) of a conventional pallet. Half pallets, along with quarter pallets and one-eighth pallets are also sometimes referred to as fractional or … [Read More...]
The title of this piece, a twist on Harry Truman's classic quote about not standing the heat, is a call by business writer John Maxwell for leaders to act proactively and make a difference. But often there are barriers to continuous improvement. One … [Read More...]