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...]

The Beginning of Paper Pallets – a Short History

The history of paper pallets began with an interest in eliminating the need to return pallets, as well as reduction of pallet weight and pallet cost. Paper pallets emerged as a product of interest in the 1940s due to challenges associated with wood and metal pallets. The benefits that pallet designers saw in paper pallets still hold true for … [Read more...]

Brexit not Brex-hate

The UK boss of a European supply chain company said that political posturing and pre-BREXIT antagonistic rhetoric does not represent the true state of the nation when it comes to cross-border trade. Phil Storer, the UK director of Pooling Partners, Europe’s largest pooler and manufacturer of sustainable wooden pallets to the supply chain, said … [Read more...]

Transforming last night’s leftovers into green energy…in days

ITHACA, N.Y. – In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell University-led study. “Food waste should have a high value. We’re treating it as a resource, and we’re making marketable products out of it,” said lead … [Read more...]

What Came First, The Pallet or the Forklift?

The history of the forklift and the pallet is intertwined. 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 comes up today. The correct answer … [Read more...]

How Reusable Packaging Helps Optimize E-Commerce

Reusable packaging can play a major role in e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment. It is important to look ahead and consider flexible solutions that can continue to add value even as your approach to fulfillment evolves. E-Commerce Is Growing Fast While the increasing growth of e-commerce is presenting new challenges for order … [Read more...]

CHEP Leverages Virtual Reality and Hands-On Interaction to Demonstrate the Advantage of Half Pallets for Store Fulfillment

At Store2017 in Toronto, CHEP provides an opportunity for show attendees to experience the look and feel of how the company’s half pallet can reduce labor costs by up to 75%, increase sales up to 30%. In a booth that can be conservatively described as one of CHEP’s most unique and interactive to date, the company has leveraged Virtual … [Read more...]

The Super Power of Corporate Pallet Program Management

Reasons why a national pallet procurement and management program can be beneficial versus each facility making pallet decisions in a vacuum.   Whether a purchaser is really interested or really skeptical of national pallet programs versus their local pallet provider, they often find their way to the same questions: How can your … [Read more...]

Brambles: BXB Digital Speaks at Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference

IIoT: BXB Digital looks to visibility opportunity first in Supply Chain as a Solution services provision. Shankar Jayaraman Senior Director BXB Digital was one of the several accomplished speakers at the recent Supply Chain Conference, hosted by Automotive Logistics Magazine in Atlanta. To take a step back, BXB Digital was launched by … [Read more...]

The Eternal Question: Hardwood or Softwood Pallets?

Should your wood pallets be made of hardwood or softwood? Since the beginning of time, there have been a handful of primal questions that emerge from the core of our souls.  Questions that, if we could only positively answer them, would elevate our existence.  You probably thought about them the last time you shared a sunset, watched the waves … [Read more...]