Modern’s 2017 Pallet Survey and Webcast Highlights

Modern Materials Handling recently released the welcome results of its 2017 reader pallet survey, along with the accompanying annual webcast, featuring remarks from Dr. Mark White (click here to watch the presentation replay.) As an annual survey, it is one of the few consistent windows we have into the U.S. pallet market. (We also just posted the … [Read more...]

AusContact Awards Recognise Best Contact Centres

CHEP Australia has been recognised as a state finalist for Best Centre Team, announced on 30 August 2017. This award considered results from individual submissions and interviews. Individuals from CHEP Australia were interviewed for roles including; customer contact professional, operations champion, people champion, team leader and team … [Read more...]

Still No Respect: Australian Industry Survey Continues to Look at Pallets as “Necessary Evil”; Challenged by Pallet Management and Loss

  In spite of all the hype about Internet of Things, Big Data, food hygiene and more emerging trends, a new pallet survey from Australia shows that pallets still are viewed as a necessary evil rather than as an opportunity to enhance their supply chains. Offered as an online survey, the Australian Pallet Survey 2017 received responses from … [Read more...]

Loscam Adds Innovative Vibes to Taiwan Logistic & IOT Exhibition

Participating as an invited Exhibitor at the recent 22nd Taipei International Logistics & IOT Exhibition, Loscam Taiwan showcased some of its regional-specific and innovative solutions since the company’s official opening earlier in May this year. Senior executives from the logistic, transportation, manufacturing, food & beverage and … [Read more...]

Jel Sert Switches to CHEP Half Pallets, Achieves 100% Customer Satisfaction

Collaboration leads to improved quality, increased efficiency, reduced product damage and greater sustainability benefits for Jel Sert. Jel Sert avoided 100,000 pounds of CO2 and nearly 130,000 pounds of solid waste with use of CHEP platforms. Jel Sert is known as the “makers of fun foods” like freezer bars, desserts, and beverages. The … [Read more...]


From manufacturing to the retail aisle, ORBIS offers reusable packaging to enhance picking, fulfillment and merchandising    ORBIS Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, will display its range of solutions for the retail supply chain at PACK EXPO 2017. This product collection provides the versatility, … [Read more...]

History of the Forklift

This article from The Palletizer, a U.S. Naval magazine for suppliers during the Second World War, reviews the history of the fork truck, up to the mid-1940s. The Palletizer was a key communication medium of the Navy to share materials handling best practices with its suppliers.   History of the Fork Truck Handling advantages once … [Read more...]

Litco’s Molded Wood Products Certified BioPreferred By USDA

Litco International, Inc. announced that Inca brand molded wood pallets and molded wood core plugs have been certified by the USDA's BioPreferred program.  Litco, as a USDA BioPreferred Partner may begin labelling their products as Biobased. The BioPreferred® Program was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help showcase … [Read more...]

Brambles announces FY17 result and strategic priorities

Brambles delivered sales revenue of US$5.1 billion in the twelve months ended 30 June 2017 (FY17), an increase of 4% at actual FX rates and 6% at constant currency. Growth was largely driven by new business growth in the European pallets business, strong growth with new and existing customers in the global IFCO RPC businesses and continued momentum … [Read more...]

RM2 Faces Cash Crunch, Appoints New CEO

Composite IoT pallet and pooling operator RM2 needs funding to continue its growth Composite pallet and pooling provider RM2 is facing a challenge to arrange new funding, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The company, which enticed investors with its high tech pallet, enhanced by sensors and IoT technologies, “has burnt through more … [Read more...]