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...]

Germany Wood Pallet and Packaging Statistics: Market Grew by 5.7% in 2016, Production of Over 100 Million Pallets for the First Time

  Bonn. Manufacturers of pallets, wood packagings and cable drums in Germany enjoyed stable sales and increased production volumes in 2016. Wood pallet output increased rose by 4.4%, while the manufacture of wooden crates fell by around 3.7%, Pallet manufacturing volume achieved an all-time high of more than 100 million units. "The good … [Read more...]

German Sugar Producer Optimizes Pallet Handling with CHEP

Cologne, June 22, 2017 - Nordzucker, one of the leading sugar producers in Europe, is now using CHEP for its logistics processes: the supply chain supply company supplies the Nordzucker with its high-quality rental pallets. With around 3200 employees at 18 European locations, Nordzucker supplies the food industry, retailers, and consumers with its … [Read more...]

Paper and Corrugated Cardboard Pallet Buyers Guide and Suppliers List

Paper pallets, including corrugated cardboard pallets and honeycomb, are valued for a number of attributes, including ISPM-15 compliance, sanitation, their light weight and ease of recycling. Because they are so easily recycled, they provide an alternative to reusable pallets where reverse logistics is a challenge. They are great for one-way … [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...]

Green Ox® Partners with Edson Packaging Machinery to Develop Corrugated Pallet Assembly Machine

Green Ox® Pallet Technology, the exclusive global provider of Green Ox corrugated pallets, and Edson Packaging Machinery, a Pro Mach brand and respected leader in end-of-line automation for multiple industries, have partnered to develop a corrugated pallet assembly machine. The new 700 square foot machine, which features up to four stations and … [Read more...]

IKEA Phases Out Wood Pallets

Originally published Nov. 3, 2011. IKEA is phasing out the use of wood pallets across its global operations. The leading international retailer is converting to the use of paper pallets and the Optiledge for a number of reasons, outlined later in this report. The conversion project, known internally as Handling Material No Wood (HM NOW) began … [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...]

Roundup: New Brambles CIO, Plastic Pallet Rental Market, Rising Wood Prices in UK, Pelican BioThermal Hosts Blood Drive, CSafe Global

Brambles Announces Chief Information Officer Retirement and Appointment Brambles has announced the appointment of Rod Hefford to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective immediately. Mr Hefford will be a member of Brambles’ Executive Leadership Team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Graham Chipchase. This appointment follows … [Read more...]