Reusable Packaging Repair or Rebuy? Questions with Answers from Allen Plastic Repair (APR)

  How does your company handle storage and shipping? Depending on the task, one-time use containers might be an option, but it’s likely that reusable containers could offer a more sustainable and cost-effective solution. If you’re already using reusable containers or considering it, there’s another question to consider: should you repair … [Read more...]

The Pallet Stops There, The Cost Stops Here

"Why can't we just all get along?" Jack Nicholson asked the Martian invaders in his role of U.S. President in the 1996 movie Mars Attacks!  That was just before he got zapped. When it comes to reusable transport packaging, the good news is that we can. The challenge is to set the correct framework of asset accountability in place to make it happen … [Read more...]

Pallet Pools Offer Public Warehouses New Service Opportunities (Historic Reprint)

from D & W, January 1945 www.packagingrevolution.net is pleased to present another key article from the formative years of palletization. After the war, between one and three million surplus pallets may be disposed of by the government. Commercial shipments of palletized unit loads are expected to become common. Some pooling method for … [Read more...]

The 21st Century Farm

By William Barne William Barne is a Director at Lycetts Agricultural practices will need to continue to develop and become more efficient if the findings of recent research pieces are anything to go by. For instance, PwC has reported on expert views that agricultural consumption will need to increase by close to 70 per cent by 2050 to … [Read more...]

The Importance of Product Protection in Ensuring Collaborative Supply Chains: The Case Study of the Egg Carton

Product damage leads to finger pointing until egg carton delivers a win-win solution The year is 1911, and diners pause as an argument erupts at a Smithers B.C. hotel where a number of patrons, including 40-year-old newspaperman Joseph Coyle, are having breakfast. The disagreement is not a new one, according to Fergus Tomlin, director of the … [Read more...]

Introduction to Sleeve Pack Shipping Systems

The corrugated plastic sleeve pack, also known as the pallet pack, is widely deployed in Europe, now making inroads in North America. It provides a flexible, lower cost approach to reusable packaging than rigid intermediate bulk containers, while providing a very attractive alternative to expendable packaging in many applications. What is a … [Read more...]

Rebirth for Big Band Era?

Replace Costly Pallet Wrap with Reusable Rubber Pallet Bands, Says Aero Rubber: Eliminate the cost of wrapping pallets by using reusable rubber bands - possible to achieve payback in 3 months and secure a load in 10 seconds.   The Beginning of the Big Band Era? Aero Rubber has been a trusted supplier of reusable Pallet Bands to … [Read more...]

Standard Pallet Sizes in Inches and Centimeters; the Strategic Importance of Choosing the Right Size

A review of standard pallet dimensions, why standard sizes are important in supply chain operations, and a list of pallet standards resources. There are a number of standard sizes for pallets being used in the United States and internationally. They vary between countries, as well as between industries. This article lists standard size … [Read more...]

Big Businesses Are Expected to Continue Investing in Sustainability in 2017

Smart Investment Supports Sustainability. Within the next 10 years, leading global bank Citi, which conducts business in more than 160 countries around the world, will invest the enormous sum of $100 billion in support of sustainability initiatives. Having announced a similar initiative in 2007 which involved a $50 billion investment, the … [Read more...]

Five Forgotten Pallet Management Tips from World War ll

One seldom tapped resource for reusable pallet and container management best practices is to look in the rearview mirror. Over the years I’ve talked to veteran and retired managers of in-house pallet programs who had the pallet management game mastered. Unfortunately, the management expertise reaped by these programs often ends up lost as … [Read more...]